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- Written by 6 Minutes
Quite often we all hear about attacks on various systems or websites. The purpopse of these attacks is to prevent someone from using the attacked system or website. But how these attacks happen? Such attacks are called DoS or DDoS depending on the type of the attack.
But let's take a closer look at what both mean.
DoS: Someone who make a DoS (Denial of Service) attack aims to make a system or a network unavailable to the user for a short or long time. This attack is achieved by sending a large number of unnecessary requests to the system or network from a source, trying through this way to overload the system or network and having as result some or all of the requests that arrive at the system or network to not be completed.
DDoS: A DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service attack) is performed by sending a large number of unnecessary requests to the system or network from any different sources.
The difference between DoS and DDoS is that the first is commonly uses a computer and an internet connection in order to send unnecessary requests and create congestion in the aimed system or network. While in the DDoS attack it uses many computers and internet connections to send unnecessary requests and create congestion in the system or network.
We usually wonder and say How likely are they to make an attack on me? and yet anyone with a public presence on the internet is in danger of such an attack. This includes large companies, small companies, medium-sized companies, political entities, goverments, online personalities and so on.
Such attacks (DDoS) can cause significant problems with long lasting results. So it is very important to keep all security measures, to check the vulnerabilities and the dangers associated with DDoS attacks. To be able to avoid such actions, you should take all necessary protective measures. Innoview.gr's hosting services provide you with firewall protection to greatly avoid DDoS attacks.
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