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What is the ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol)?

The ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) is a protocol used by devices to diagnose network communication problems. Network administrators commonly use it to determine whether networks work properly, but it can also be abused by hackers to launch DDoS attacks. Contents What is the ICMP protocol? ICMP vs. TCP What is the function of the…
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November 8, 2023 0

Ping flood attack: How it works and how you can defend against it

Ping requests are small packets of data used by devices to test connectivity, but when sent in large numbers, they can flood the network with traffic and slow or even shut down the network. This is called a ping flood attack (or ICMP flood). Learn everything you need to know about a ping flood –…
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October 26, 2023 0