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Smurf / Smurfing


A smurf attack is one that is very technical and exploits features of the IP protocol within the TCP/IP protocol used for Internet communications.

A smurf attack causes a victim's computer to become completely 'way laid' with answering fictitious network requests ('Pings') that it grinds to a halt and prevents anyone else from logging on.

See Denial Of Service for further information.

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