Types of Denial of Service Attacks

At this point, we understand what a DOS attack is and why they are so difficult to protect against. Now let’s look at several types of DOS attacks to get a better idea of how they work. The following are the exploits we explore in this chapter:

  • Ping of Death

  • SSPing

  • Land

  • Smurf

  • SYN Flood

  • CPU Hog

  • Win Nuke

  • RPC Locator

  • Jolt2

  • Bubonic

  • Microsoft Incomplete TCP/IP Packet Vulnerability

  • HP Openview Node Manager SNMP DOS Vulnerability

  • Netscreen Firewall DOS Vulnerability

  • Checkpoint Firewall DOS Vulnerability

Some of these attacks have been around for a while, however, they are included because they cover very important concepts of how DOS attacks work, and they give you an idea of the range of services or protocols that can be attacked, ...

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