Smurf attack

The Smurf attack is a distributed denial-of-service (DDpS) attack in which large numbers of ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) packets with the intended victim’s spoofed source IP are broadcast to a computer network using an IP broadcast address. Most devices on a network will, by default, send a reply to the source IP address. If the number of machines on the network that receive and respond to these packets is very large, the victim’s computer will be flooded with traffic. This can slow down the victim’s computer to the point where it becomes impossible to work on. Continue reading “Smurf attack”

How To Disable AutoRun / AutoPlay In Win 7 & 8

AutoRun and AutoPlay are basically the same. AutoPlay is the successor of AutoRun from older versions of Windows (XP, 2000,..). AutoRun allowed manufacturers of removable storage media (CD, DVD ROMs) to incorporate an autorun.inf file within the device. On this way operating system is informed to lounch some particular application when the storage device is inserted. AutoPlay gives more choices to choose what program the AutoRun feature should call. This allowed extended use od Autorun on USB storage media. We can say that AutoPlay is extended or upgraded version of Autorun. Sometime we need this option disabled on our computers. Continue reading “How To Disable AutoRun / AutoPlay In Win 7 & 8”