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
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.
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.
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.
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago
Why can't people on Hubpages disagree without attacking others?Opposing positions can lead to a better understanding. Personal attacks say a lot about the commenters' inability to discuss a matter intelligently.
by PrettyPanther 7 years ago
I'm asking this question because I am genuinely curious. I have never reported anyone on any forum for personally attacking me, even though it has happened. I never will report a personal attack, unless it rises to the level of something scary, like a threat, as in "when I find out where...
by Don Bobbitt 12 months ago
It looks like a fourth of my feed lately is comprised of new people wanting the rest of us to tell them how to write. All day I get request after request for help on passing the Quality Assessment. I mean Really? Many of your requests are just one step above being a jumble of mis-spelled words...
by ajcor 6 years ago
A Bit over the generated requests from hubpages re the not meeting standards - I had three /four videos on this hub and was told that some or one (who knows which ones) had poor pixels or some such - so to fix it i took off all videos - so no videos. Re-submitted and now find that my hub is still...
by WeddingConsultant 9 years ago
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by Susan Ream 8 years ago
I had panic attacks years ago and wonder if this would be a good place to share your story and share answers you have found.
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