Types of DoS Attacks

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Background: Barney is an Ethical Hacker. He has been given a new project: security testing for a new website developed by his company. In his initial tests, he discovers that the web server is highly vulnerable to a special type of DoS attack. He then suggests the following steps be taken to protect the web server:

Disable IP-directed broadcasts at the router level
• Configure all local machines to refuse responses ICMP packets intended to be transmitted to IP broadcast addresses

Q: Which of the below DoS attacks has Barney discovered as a vulnerability for the We-are-secure security network?


a. Jolt attack

b. Smurf attack

c. Teardrop attack

d. Fraggle attack

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