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ACK flood DDoS attack


This article will guide you on methods to prevent ACK flood #DDoS #attack. An ACK flood DDoS attack occurs when an attacker attempts to overload a server with TCP ACK packets. 

Client requests connection by sending #SYN (synchronize) message to the server. Server acknowledges by sending SYN-ACK (synchronize-acknowledge) message back to the client. Client responds with an #ACK (acknowledge) message, and the connection is established.

When computers communicate via TCP, received packets are acknowledged by sending back a packet with an ACK bit set. 

The TCP protocol allows these acknowledgements to be included with data that is sent in the opposite direction. 

Some protocols send a single acknowledgement per packet of information.

To stop a SYN #DDoS attack:

1. Filtering.

2. Increasing Backlog.

3. TCP half-open: The term half-open alludes to TCP associations whose state is out of synchronization between the two potentially because of an accident on one side.

4. Firewalls and Proxies.

5. Reducing SYN-RECEIVED Timer.

6. SYN Cache.

7. Recycling the Oldest Half-Open TCP.

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Smurf DDoS attack How to fix


In this article , you will learn the measures taken by our Support Experts to mitigate #Smurf #DDoS #attacks.
A Smurf attack is a form of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that renders computer networks inoperable. The Smurf program accomplishes this by exploiting #vulnerabilities of the Internet Protocol (#IP) and Internet Control Message Protocols (#ICMP).
Smurf is a network layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, named after the DDoS.Smurf malware that enables it execution.
1. DoS is one of the oldest forms of cyber extortion attack.
2. As the term indicates, distributed denial of service (DDoS) means it denies its service to a legitimate user.
3. Ping of death and teardrop attacks are examples of such attacks. Flooding: Sending too much data to the victim can also slow it down.

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