Smurf attack is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. Where an attacker targets a victim’s spoofed source IP requesting for an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets over a computer network IP broadcast address. In respond the victim’s computer flooded with large number of ICMP reply from active hosts over the network. Which leads to slow down the victim’s computer to the point where it becomes impossible to respond back to all ICMP request resulting denial of service.

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