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Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition by William Easttom

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Chapter 4. Denial of Service Attacks

Chapter Objectives

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:

• Understand how denial of service (DoS) attacks are accomplished

• Know how certain DoS attacks work, such as SYN flood, Smurf, and DDoS

• Take specific measures to protect against denial of service attacks

• Know how to defend against specific DoS attacks

Introduction

By now you are aware, in a general way, of the dangers of the Internet and have also explored a few basic rules for protection on the Internet. In Chapter 3, “Cyber Stalking, Fraud, and Abuse,” you were introduced to some fraud, stalking, and related crimes. It is now time to become more specific about how attacks on systems are ...

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