DoS attacks come in many varieties (not just DDoS). This simple set of descriptions will help you understand how they're different - and why each and every one is bad
"Denial-of-service (DoS) is a basic cyberattack mechanism that prevents a victim from doing business by denying them access to their network, server, or customer. It's an attack concept so simple that many different variations have arisen on the single basic theme," notes Curtis Franklin
"These variations, like weeds rising up to choke a garden, arise to choke out the productive applications in an enterprise ecosystem. And, like weeds, there are many different varieties of these thorny, choking vines from the underworld ready to make your security life miserable..."
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