Demystifying Denial-Of-Service attacks, part one

Demystifying Denial-Of-Service attacks, part one By Abhishek Singh, CISSP This paper provides an introduction to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, their methodologies, common prevention techniques, and how they differ from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks. This article is intended to be a broad overview for the beginner or intermediate-level administrator on the different types of DoS attacks.

....As the name implies, DoS is a Denial of Service to a victim trying to access a resource. In many cases it can be safey said that the attack requires a protocol flaw as well as some kind of network amplification.

Denial of Services is also an attack on a computer system or network that causes a loss of service to users, typically the loss of network connectivity and services through the the consumption of bandwidth of the victim network, or the overloading the computational resources of the victim system.

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