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What is a DoS attack?

  1. Dumbledore profile image88
    Dumbledoreposted 6 years ago

    What is a DoS attack?

  2. Dumbledore profile image88
    Dumbledoreposted 6 years ago

    DoS attacks prior to the year 2000 were largely targeted at the vulnerabilities of specific operating systems and most of those vulnerabilities have been patched.  So what do these attacks target now? read more

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    twodawgsposted 6 years ago

    DoS stands for "denial of service".  When a web site is the victim of a DoS attack, it is hit from thousands of locations at once, causing it to become inundated with service requests, effectively making the site inaccessible to the public.  It is a way that hackers can take a web site out of service.

  4. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    agree with twodawgs

    there is a ping command which tells you if you can access a computer on a network. try this... go to start>run and paste the following and hit enter.

    ping www.hubpages.com

    you will see a black window open and 3 lines showing that you can connect to hubpages.
    now because it's only 1 line per second nothing will happen to the hubpage website but if billions of pings are sent at the same time the hubpage users will not be able to view the website because hubpages is already processing so many requests.
    in simple terms - overload the webserver with unlimited requests, bring the site down.