The Teardrop has been bringing down computers in the past, but should we still be afraid? How does it work, and is there a way to prevent a Teardrop attack? Now you can learn the most important information about this DoS attack.
What is the Teardrop attack, and how does it work?
The Teardrop attack (also known as TCP fragmentation attack) belongs to the group of the Denial-of-Service (DoS). The attack uses fragmented data packets sent to the target that can’t reconstruct them successfully and fail to function. The vulnerability that the Teardrop attack exploits can be found inside the TCP/IP reassembly process. Those Teardrop fragmented packets overlap each other, and the target crashes in its attempts to process them.