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What is a DOS attack? Name its common forms.

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Denial of Service or DOS attack is intended to shut down a machine or network so that no user can access it. This is achieved by flooding servers, systems, or networks with traffic to cause over-consumption of victim resources.

Some of the common forms of DOS attacks are –

  1. Buffer overflow attacks
  2. ICMP flood
  3. SYN flood
  4. Smurf attack
  5. Teardrop attack

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