Ping of Death


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Ping of Death

A network request that crashes the target computer by placing an invalid packet size value in the packet header. There are patches for most operating systems to prevent it. Also called a "long ICMP," because the ping is sent as an Internet Control Message Protocol packet (see ICMP). See denial of service attack.
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ID-Trak detects and responds to an extensive array of common Internet attacks such as Ping of Death, Syn Flood and Teardrop, as well as common operating system and application attacks, such as WinNuke and Back Orifice.