Ping of death attack

May 2015

Ping of death attack

The ping of death attack is one of the oldest network attacks.

The principle of ping of death simply involves creating an IP datagram whose total size exceeds the maximum authorized size (65,536 bytes). When such a packet is sent to a system with a vulnerable TCP/IP stack, it will cause the system to crash.

No recent systems are vulnerable to this type of attack.

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See also


Ataque ping de la muerte
Ataque ping de la muerte
Ping of death Angriff
Ping of death Angriff
Attaque du ping de la mort
Attaque du ping de la mort
Attacco Ping of Death
Attacco Ping of Death
Ataque do ping da morte
Ataque do ping da morte
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