Testing Attacks Against a Server

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Q: Maria is an Ethical Hacker. She has been given responsibility for managing a project to test the security of a subsidiary’s website. In one of her tests, she attempts to carry out a DoS attack on the subsidiary’s web server and discovers that the firewall of the server is blocking ICMP messages, but failing to check UDP packets. In a follow-up test, she sends a large volume of UDP echo request traffic to the IP broadcast addresses of the web server utilizing a spoofed source address that matches the server. What kind of attack is she testing against the server?


a. Ping flood attack

b. Teardrop attack

c. Fraggle DoS attack

d. Smurf DoS attack

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