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
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, ...