The TCP stack crashes on machines being attacked, meaning that in most circumstances the whole node needs rebooting to restore service.A couple of years ago, Jack found some anomalies in which machines would stop working in some very specific circumstances while being scanned. A few experiments, tons of reading through documentation, and one mysteriously named tool called "sockstress" later, and the two are now touting a nearly universal denial-of-service (DOS) attack that can be performed on almost any normal broadband Internet connection -- in just a few seconds.
Dark Reading - New DOS Attack Is a Killer - Snake Bytes
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