Slowloris Attack 🦥

Apart from being the cutest animal in the world 😍, Slowloris is also a low-bandwidth Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack running on Application layer of the OSI model (OSI Layer 7). The attack allows the attacker to overwhelm a target HTTP server by exploiting the internals of the HTTP protocol. How does a normal HTTP request-response work? In a normal scenario the client opens a TCP connection after which it sends the text information for the request....

April 20, 2022 · 3 min · Me