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v. smurfed, smurf·ing, smurfs
To disable (a computer network) with a smurf attack.
1. To engage in a smurf attack.
2. 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.
[Sense 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.]
1. (Communications & Information) computing the activity of using a specially designed computer program to attack a computer network by flooding it with messages, thereby rendering it inoperable
2. (Computer Science) computing the activity of using a specially designed computer program to attack a computer network by flooding it with messages, thereby rendering it inoperable
3. (Banking & Finance) the activity of laundering money by conducting a large number of small transactions through banks and bureaux de change
[C20: (sense 1) from smurf, the name of the type of computer program used to carry out such attacks]