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flooding

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An attack that attempts to cause a failure in a system by providing more input than the system can process properly.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2

  An attack in which an attacker sends large numbers of wireless messages at a high rate to prevent the wireless network from processing legitimate traffic.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-48 Rev. 1 under Flooding