DoS? What’s that? DoS stands for Denial of Service. Moreover taking down a website or a server is called a DoS attack. But there are 2 techniques through which we can put down a website or a server. DoS and DDoS. What the difference between them?
DoS – Denial Of Service Attack
This means that one computer and one internet connection is used to flood a server with packets (TCP / UDP). The point of such a denial of service attack is to overload the targeted server’s bandwidth and other resources. This will make the server inaccessible to others, thereby blocking the website or whatever else is hosted there. Such attacks are called DoS attack.
DDoS -Distributed Denial of Service Attack
In most respects it is similar to a DoS attack but the results are much, much different. Instead of one computer and one internet connection the DDoS attack utilises many computers and many connections. The computers behind such an attack are often distributed around the whole world and will be part of what is known as a botnet. The main difference between a DDoS attack vs a DoS attack, therefore, is that the target server will be overload by hundreds or even thousands of requests in the case of the former as opposed to just one attacker in the case of the latter.
So which one is powerful?
As we can see, DoS is a term through which packets are sent from one computer or a connection meanwhile DDoS mean Distributed Denial of Service attack. “Distributed” itself defines that the attack’s responsibility is given to many computers or connections to take down the target. Common sense is the more you are the higher you get.
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