Type of attack is characterized by a flood of packets?

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Which type of attack is characterized by a flood of packets that are requesting a TCP connection to a server?

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Type of attack is characterized by a flood of packets?

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The type of attack that you are inquiring about is what is called Denial of Service attack or DOS attack. This type of attack sends multiple requests to a web server to access its content. The surge in requests causes the server to go down therefore causing legitimate users who wanted to access that particular site to have to wait till the servers come back online which could take from a few minutes to a couple of hours. There are a number of ways to counter attacks like this such as having firewalls that detect patterns from users that request access from servers and shutting down those users that have a pattern of being a DOS attack.

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Type of attack is characterized by a flood of packets?

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The attack that you are referring to is The SYN flood attack. SYN flood attack is a type of Denial – of – Service attack where the attacker sends a number of SYN (short for synchronize) requests to the target's server. What the server does is acknowledge the request and sends the SYN-ACK to the attacker. However, the attacker does not send the ACK back to the server. With this, the server will be waiting for long time and will be half-open which consumes the server resources. Hence, server will be busy. So, whenever a legitimate user requests connection to the server, the server will refuse the request to open a connection which results to denial of service.

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