What is DOS and DDOS?

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I often hear the terms DoS and DDoS. Many times it comes in the news headlines as a hot news. Now my question is that what are the terms DoS and DDoS refers to and how does the computer intruders break into the systems although organizations have tight security?

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What is DOS and DDOS?

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A Dos is Denial of service attack, which means one computer and one internet connection is used to flood servers with packets. The point is to attack and overload targeted server’s and bandwidth, this will make the server inaccessible to others, thus blocking the website or anything else hosted there.

DDos which means Distributed Denial of Service Attack. The difference is similar to Dos but the result of attacks is much different. Instead of one computer and one internet connection, DDos attacks and utilizes a lot of computers and connections, behind in such attack are distributed worldwide popularly known as a botnet.

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What is DOS and DDOS?

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DoS is the short form of Denial of Service Attack. It is when a request is sent to a network from a single point to attack a server. In doing this the server receives unnecessary requests causing the necessary requests from being processed resulting in a denial of service. DDoS is a short form Distributed Denied of Service. This has the same meaning as DOS except that multiple attack points are used.

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