DoS Attacks

Denial-of-service attacks make computer networks unavailable to their intended users. There are many variations, but DoS attacks generally occur when system elements are bombarded by an endless stream of specially formed messages. Botnets often are used to do this. The more collaborative nature of Web 2.0 actually increases the opportunities for those interested in launching such attacks. The best way to avoid falling prey to DoS attacks is to write good code.


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