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Cyber attacks

Ping of Death: Everything you need to know.

The ping command is another good example of how technology can be used for positive, but also for evil purposes. This useful and basic tool can become a Ping of Death for your online business. Like with all cyber threats, the best is to be aware of it. Here you have everything you need to know about the Ping of Death!

What is Ping of Death?

Ping of Death (PoD) attack is a denial of service or DoS attack that relies on the use of the ping command for sending oversized packets of data to a specific target with the clear objective of destabilizing it and shutting it down.

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