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DDoS Attack: Explained

Denial of Service Attack

Denial of Service Attack (Photo credit: kryptyk)

I try to explain what terms and acronyms mean as a way to educate our readers. In that light, Zen Technologies has written a guest article on one such term they know a lot about: DDoS attacks.

What is a DDoS attack?

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. As the name suggests, a DDoS is typically launched from a distributed network of computers, and may be coordinated by one computer. By overloading the target computer or network with requests to access some part of it, the computers carrying out a DDoS may be able to overwhelm the target system. As a result, Continue reading

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