Brute force attacks

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What is a brute force attack?
When someone continuously tries to gain access to your account by trying different password combinations
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What type of method is used in brute force attacks ?
Trial and error
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What does DoS mean ?
Denial of Service Attack
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What is DoS ?
When one computer targets one internet connection and floods it with useless traffic
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What can DoS be used via ?
Email
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What does DDoS mean ?
Distributed Denial of Service Attack
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What is DDoS ?
When many computers target many internet connections and flood them with useless traffic
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How does DDoS gain control of so many 'zombie' computers ?
Through the use of malware
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What is the difference between DoS and DDoS ?
DDoS is on a much larger scale than DoS
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What is the purpose of DoS and DDoS ?
To troll / annoy people or to protest or punish a company for maybe releasing or updating a new feature or mode they do not like , the useless traffic will eventually cause the internet connection to shut down if persistently flooded with traffic
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