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LLE10164 : What is a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack?

Symptom:

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Cause:

You want to know what a DoS attack is.

Solution:

Simply said a denial of service attack is meant to cause a computer in a network to crash or become so busy processing data that it is useable.

Examples for overloading are Syn-flooding or Smurf-attacks.

Examples for crashing are WinNuke or PingOfDeath.

 


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