Teardrop attack explained
The Teardrop attack is one of the popular DoS (Denial-of-Service) attacks. It aims to overwhelm its target with malicious fragmented data packets, which the victim is not able to reconstruct and finally is incapable of operating. This attack takes advantage of a specific vulnerability inside the TCP/IP reassembly operation. The fragmented data packets exceed the capacity of the victim until, at some point, it crashes in its try to process them.
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Such a title is the introduction to a really heavy menu. Both are perhaps, the most dangerous attacks that can be implemented online. Consequences for targets are absolutely not pleasant. Servers’ outages lead to big losses in terms of time, money, users’ and partners’ trust.
Criminals’ purposes define the strength of the attack.
- To demand a ransom.
- To call attention or defending personal or political ideas.
- To show power. Some hackers look for respect in their community through such attacks.
- To delete a rival competitor through these unfair methods.
- To distract companies’ owners from data breaching.
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