The technique used here is known as ‘Fork Bomb’. A fork bomb is the equivalent of a D.O.S. attack on your own system. It aims at depriving the system off it’s Random Access Memory, leaving none for vital functions required to keep the system running, hence crashing it. Just 5 characters long, the fork bomb is not deadly to a computer, just annoying.
Follow these simple steps to create a ‘Fork Bomb’ :-
- Open a text editor like Notepad.
- Type %0|%0
- Save the file as ‘Crash.bat’ and that’s it.
Run the file and the system will crash in a matter of seconds.