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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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SNMP amplification DoS attack

An SNMP amplification attack exploits SNMP devices with predictable community strings by spoofing queries with large responses. The effectiveness of this attack can be increased by employing a distributed DDoS component as well by sending requests to multiple SNMP devices simultaneously.

Getting ready

To simulate an SNMP amplification attack, you will need to have a device with SNMP enabled on it. In the examples provided, a Windows XP device is used for this purpose. For more information on setting up a Windows system, please refer to the Installing Windows Server recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started, of this book. Additionally, an installation of Ubuntu is used as a scan target. For more information on setting up ...

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