verbsmurfed, smurf·ing, smurfs
- To engage in a smurf attack.
- Slang To buy as much pseudoephedrine as is legally permitted in each of numerous stores over a wide area in order to obtain enough to produce methamphetamine.
Origin of smurfSense 1, after the smurf, exploit program used to make smurf attacks in the late 1990s. Both senses ultimately after the Smurfs, a race of very small blue gnomelike creatures in comic strips by Belgian comic strip artist Pierre Culliford, later featured in a popular television series.
- A fictional character, a blue pixie with white stocking cap, from the media franchise The Smurfs.
- (Internet slang) A smurf account
- (computing, security) A smurf attack
(third-person singular simple present smurfs, present participle smurfing, simple past and past participle smurfed)
- (banking) To structure a deposit; to split a large financial transaction into smaller ones so as to avoid scrutiny.
From De Smurfen, Dutch (Flemish) translation of Les Schtroumpfs (1958) by Pierre Culliford, in Le Journal de Spirou (Dutch: Robbedoes).
smurf - Computer Definition
An exploit sending a ping to a broadcast address using a spoofed source address. Consequently, everyone on the target segment responds to the source address, flooding the targeted site with traffic.
With this kind of attack, someone sends an IP ping (or “echo my message back to me”) request to some recipient Website. Actually, the ping packet states that it should be broadcast to more than one host within the recipient Website’s local network. The ping packet also indicates that the request is from another Website, the target site that is to receive the Denial of Service (DoS). The result is that many Ping replies will be flooding back to the spoofed host, and if the flood is severe enough, the spoofed host will no longer be able to distinguish real traffic or receive it.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html; TechTarget. Denial of Service. [Online, May 16, 2001.] TechTarget Website. http://searchsecurity.techtarget .com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci213591,00.html.