Ping of Death

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What is a Ping of Death?

A ping of death is an attack that involves sending a distorted or otherwise malicious ping to a computer with the intent of overflowing the input buffers of the destination machine and causing it to crash. A ping of death is fragmented into groups of 8 octets before transmission.

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