ICPM FLOODING ATTACK

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v4 Beta Forum' started by cocolucho, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. cocolucho

    cocolucho Registered Member

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    The Firewall version 4 warns red "ICMP flooding ATTACK"
    What does that mean?

    Thanks for your reply
     
  2. ASpace

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    Generally ... ICMP flood attack is also known as a ping attack. It is where one sends large ICMP ping packets to a machine repeatedly to make it so that this machine doesn't have time to respond to other machines. Some people will create DoS (denial of service) attacks like this , too. If they use multiple computers (who are unknowingly being used) to attack, it is also sometimes called a Zombie attack
     
  3. qzex

    qzex Registered Member

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    One or more machines sends ping (ICMP Echo Request) commands to a computer or network so that it uses all of its bandwidth to receive and respond to the pings. Normally this causes a Denial of Service to the machine(s) being targeted. ESS detects this then.
     
  4. cocolucho

    cocolucho Registered Member

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    Thanks for your answer but something more simple to understand, please
     
  5. ASpace

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    The firewall is blocking an attack and your computer is safe .

    You are welcome!
     
  6. cocolucho

    cocolucho Registered Member

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    Thank you, excuse my ignorance
     
  7. ASpace

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    No worries
     
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