WinNuke


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WinNuke

(WINdows NUKE) A program that would crash Windows 3.1 and Windows NT computers over the network by sending erroneous out-of-band data packets that Windows was unable to process. Subsequent versions of Windows corrected the weak error checking in the TCP/IP protocol. Also known as the "OOB bug." See out-of-band data.
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For example, some recent routers include configuration options that allow increased protection against knownDenial of Service(DoS) attacks, such as SYN Flooding, ICMP Echo, ICMP Redirection, Local Area Network Denial (LAND), Smurf and WinNuke. If enabling these options prevents your router and network performing properly, selectively disable them to improve performance.
For example, some recent routers include configuration options that allow increased protection against known Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, such as SYN Flooding, ICMP Echo, ICMP Redirection, Local Area Network Denial (LAND), Smurf and WinNuke. If enabling these options prevents your router and network performing properly, selectively disable them to improve performance.
A continuacion se relacionan los ataques reconocidos por ISA Server: ataques Winnuke, ataques tipo Land, ping de la muerte, ataques Half-Scan, bombas UDP, escaneo de puertos, desbordamiento de nombres de HOST sobre DNS, desbordamiento de longitud DNS, control de trasferencias de zona.
Hopefully she wasn't laughing as a computer hacker published the devastating Microsoft C source code, WinNuke which quickly spread across the internet forcing Microsoft to issue a security patch.