Mostly people don't use ETTERCAP for a DOS attack. But its Kali Linux. Ettercap provides a good DOS against any type of target. Here is a tutorial.
(above is a video tutorial you can refer to)
Steps and instructions -
* Kali Linux installed.
* A good internet connection.
* A target IP address.
What is Ettercap ?????
Ettercap is a tool built-in in Kali Linux used for various types of attacks.
You may want to read this article to know waht is DOS - DOS attacks aka SMURF attacks (all you need to know)
But here we are doing a basic DOS attack on a target system to weaken it.
(If you want to conduct a heavy DOS attack, you can refer this tutorial - DOS attack using Slowloris in Kali Linux )
So lets do it......
* Open your terminals and type in "ettercap -G"
Hit enter and you will get welcome banner for ettercap
Or you can go up to Application menu and select sniffing and spoofing - ettercap
* From the menu of ettercap select sniff - unified sniffing
* You will get an option to select your interface. Select your interface (can be eth0 if you are using wired internet or wlan if you are using Wi-Fi).
You can check your network interface by typing "ifconfig" in another terminal.
Note - Don't close the existing terminal. Otherwise ettercap will be closed.
My network interface is eth0. So I will select that.
* After clicking Ok, you will get this screen
* Select plugins from the menu. And say manage plugins
* You will get several options. Choose DOS_ATTACK
* You get an input tab where you have to specify the target IP address
* Make sure that the target is alive. Means if it is up or not. Do a ping command. Say "ping target IP"
My target is up and running. I will enter the IP address in the input tab and hit enter.
* After this you will get another input option. Say the same IP address (target) and hit enter.
* That's it mate. You have started the DOS attack.
After some time the target will be down. Check it out by pinging the target again.
This was a very basic DOS attack. Works better with your internet speed.
Thanx guys for reading this tutorial.
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