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DOS

Abbreviation for date of service.
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The fact that SCO was the victim of a denial of service attack was originally confirmed by open source luminary Eric Raymond, who said that he had been contacted with information that confirmed the attack and that it was perpetrated by a member of the open source community.
had contacted the FBI, which coincidentally warned websites last month about a specific type of denial of service attack.
He told International Business Times the types of attacks his company sees on a regular basis are "very evenly split" between denial of service attacks and data breaches.
Data Foundry said that Tangoe (NASDAQ: TNGO) has selected its distributed denial of service (DDoS) solution to help it mitigate potential DDoS attacks.
According to the paper, US financial group Capital 1 is also understood to have been hit by a similar denial of service attack at the same time as HSBC.
Well, simply put, in a denial of service attack, the attacker sends repeated messages to a target website with such frequency, that the website can not keep up and slows to a crawl, in effect taking it offline.
Those threats include the hacking of the port that can take a device down, existing services that allow unauthorized access (such as telnet, ftp, http and others), hidden services that create a back door around a secure IP configuration, OS imperfections, IP port connection hijacking that causes a denial of service attack, and more.
Wick Hill have announced the availability of Radware's newly launched DefensePro, capable of addressing the demand for multi-Gigabit security switching, comprehensive intrusion prevention and real-time Denial of Service protection to secure applications across high speed networks.
NetScreen's appliances secure network infrastructures, remote offices and mobile workers with VPN, firewall and denial of service capabilities.
SpearHead Security Technologies of Melville, New York, offers a new layer of security to defend against hackers and denial of service attacks on corporate networks.
EasyLink Services Corporation (NASDAQ: EASY), Edison, N.J., a global provider of outsourced messaging services to enterprises and service providers, has announced that Nixon Peabody LLP, a Rochester-based law firm with over 500 attorneys in 11 cities throughout the northeastern United States, has chosen EasyLink's MailWatch boundary services to shield its employees from viruses, spam, offensive material and denial of service attacks.