message flooding

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A denial of service attack. It involves the perpetrator flooding the computer to be attacked with thousands of messages. These messages might be comparatively simple, such as messages which access the echo port, but if there are enough of them, it can lead to the computer being severely disabled. See ping flooding.

Subjects: Computing.

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