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Hacking Exposed Unified Communications & VoIP Security Secrets & Solutions, 2nd Edition by David Endler, Mark Collier

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CHAPTER 14FUZZING, FLOODING, AND DISRUPTION OF SERVICE

There are a handful of very bright 13-year-olds out there who can do remarkable things, and there are not-so-bright 13-year-olds who have access to software designed by others to detect and explore security vulnerabilities.

—Steven Aftergood

Computers are vulnerable. Although this is by no means revelatory information, it should be obvious that any system connected to a network is a target and vulnerable to disruption of service. Whether it is a denial of service attack against an organization with a packet flood or a single packet specifically crafted to bring down a vulnerable host, the ways in which an attacker can disrupt your network are numerous. This vulnerable state is compounded ...

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