Check out the main questions about terms and subjects involving cybersecurity.

What does DDoS mean?

It is the abbreviation of Distributed Denial of Service.

What is the difference between DoS and DDoS?

The main difference between DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) is the way these attacks are executed. When a DDoS attack occurs, it means that several machines are used to make simultaneous requests. In a DoS, however, only one machine is used to make these requests. In both cases, the objective is to limit the capacity or make the target service, server or network unavailable.

What is a distributed denial of service attack?

This type of attack uses botnets to make simultaneous requests with the aim of limiting the capacity or making the service or target network unavailable.

How does this type of attack work?

To make simultaneous requests with the aim of limiting the capacity or making the target service or network unavailable, the attack uses IoT (Internet of Things) devices, that is, devices that have an Internet connection, to transform them into into “zombie machines” and use them as sources of attack along with other various infected equipment.

When to hire an anti-DDoS service?

When experiencing distributed denial of service attacks and the network is already unavailable or unstable. And to protect yourself and prevent the network/service from being unavailable even during an attack.

Are you under attack? What to do?

Mitigating Distributed Denial of Service attacks is complex and requires constant analysis and study. There are some techniques that can be used to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, but the best medicine is still prevention.

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