Comparative Analysis of SYN Flooding Attacks on TCP Connections

Provided by: Research In Motion
Topic: Security
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SYN flooding attacks are very common types of attacks in IP (Internet Protocol) based networks. It is a type of Denial of Service Attack in which attacker sends many SYN request with spoofed source address to a victim's machine. Each request causes the targeted host to allocate data structures out of a limited pool of resources. After some time the targeted host goes out of resources and cannot accept further incoming SYN requests thus denying the service. This paper is about analysis SYN flooding attacks in IP (Internet Protocol) based networks with TCP connection establishment and also gives brief introduction about IP (Internet Protocol) and connection establishment in IP (Internet Protocol) based networks.

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