Published on: December 11, 2013 by Marcus

What does DDOS stand for?

DDOS or DOS stands for ‘Distribution denial of service’ or ‘Denial of Service’. If you are wondering what are DDOS attacks then read further. It is a malicious attack on your server which hosts your website or application and cripples it from functioning normally. This incapacitates the abilities of your host server or the Central Processing Unit of your computer and prevents it from being easily accessible to your users. For those of us who are non-technical people; a DDOS attack is simply a hostile attack on the server where a website or application is being run from. This attack prevents access to that particular site or application. It is done by sending a huge surge of traffic to the server of the website or app. Over the past few years there has been a considerable increase in these attacks and people and the servers are finding themselves more and more vulnerable to these attacks.


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