N/APosted on - 12/24/2014
Twitter and Facebook have fallen victims to Denial of service (DOS) attacks already and so has the White House official website. What can I do to protect my website against a DOS attack? What is a distributed Denial of service (DDoS) attack? How is it different from a DOS attack? What effect can it have on my website?
What you need to know about DOS attacks
A DoS Attack is a Denial of Service attack which means that a computer and an internet connection is used to send to a server lots of packets (TCP or UDP) . The reasion of this attack is to overload the targeted server’s bandwidth and other resources and the server stops working.
A DDoS Attack is a Distributed Denial of Service Attack.It is similar to a DoS attack but the end of this attack is much different.The main difference between a DDoS attack and a DoS attack is that the target server will be overload by hundreds or even thousands of requests.
In regards to how to prevent this attackes is to load balancing and server farms to displace the bandwidth coming in. Also, a lot of smart routers are monitoring activity from IPs and IP ranges to make sure there aren't too many inquiries coming in to prevents those attacks.