October 8, 2008

Denial of Service - Sockstress

Sock Stress is a new type of Denial of Service which was developed by Jack C. Louis. According to nmap creator Fyodor, the attacker sends a TCP SYN packet to a targeted port, but first by making sure that a firewall protects his own machine as to prevent it to interfere with the attack process. The main reason for the protection is as to avoid the attacker’s computer to reset the unexpected returned SYN/ACK packet (2nd step of the TCP 3 way handshake). ... Read more