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.