Impact with Slowloris

by Pinal Dave

In this course, you will learn impact with Slowloris. This read team engagement help us learn about HTTP Denial of Service attack that affects threaded servers.

What you'll learn

Knowing how to use Slowloris and how Denial of Service techniques can be used against you, will ultimately lead your organization to detect and defend against specific attacks. In this course, Impact with Slowloris, you’ll learn how to utilize Slowloris to execute impact in a red team environment. First, you’ll discuss this tool, the legal aspects, and the outcome you can expect from the engagement. Next, you'll learn about the installation and environmental setup of Slowloris. Finally, you’ll simulate a Denial of Service attack. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to execute these Denial of Service attack techniques using Slowloris.

Course FAQ

What is Slowloris?

Slowloris is a type of denial of service attack tool that allows single machines to take down another machine's web server with minimal bandwidth.

What will I learn in this cyber security course?

In this course, you will learn about Slowloris tools, legal considerations, and outcomes. As well as how to install and maintain environmental setups, and simulate a denial of service attack.

What is a denial of service attack?

A denial of service attack is a cyber-attack where the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by disrupting services of a host connect to the internet.

What software is required for this course?

For this course, you will need to download Slowloris.

Are there any prerequisites for this cyber security course?

There are no prerequisites for this course.

About the author

Pinal Dave is an SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and independent consultant with over 21 years of hands-on experience. He holds a Master of Science degree and numerous database certifications. Pinal has authored 14 SQL Server database books and 45 Pluralsight courses. To freely share his knowledge and help others build their expertise, Pinal has also written more than 5,500 database tech articles on his blog at

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