What is a DDos attack
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people cant publish and access important information.
Types of Attacks
Four common categories of attacks
TCP Connection Attacks – Occupying connections
These attempt to use up all the available connections to infrastructure devices such as load-balancers, firewalls and application servers. Even devices capable of maintaining state on millions of connections can be taken down by these attacks.
Volumetric Attacks – Using up bandwidth
These attempt to consume the bandwidth either within the target network/service, or between the target network/service and the rest of the Internet. These attacks are simply about causing congestion.
Fragmentation Attacks – Pieces of packets
These send a flood of TCP or UDP fragments to a victim, overwhelming the victim’s ability to re-assemble the streams and severely reducing performance.
Application Attacks – Targeting applications
These attempt to overwhelm a specific aspect of an application or service and can be effective even with very few attacking machines generating a low traffic rate (making them difficult to detect and mitigate
Two ways attacks can multiply traffic they can send.
DNS Reflection – Small request, big reply.
By forging a victim’s IP address, an attacker can send small requests to a DNS server and ask it to send the victim a large reply. This allows the attacker to have every request from its botnet amplified as much as 70x in size, making it much easier to overwhelm the target.
Chargen Reflection – Steady streams of text
Most computers and internet connected printers support an outdated testing service called Chargen, which allows someone to ask a device to reply with a stream of random characters. Chargen can be used as a means for amplifying attacks similar to DNS attacks above
check out our post on how to help prevent DDos
Many thanks for taking the time to visit and be sure to have a look through the other great addon install and various kodi information available on the site. We look forward to seeing you again soon and if you have a spare 2 mins please give us a like, share and subscribe to our site and keep yourself updated !!
List of 5 most popular posts
- How to install Sanctuary Kodi add-on
- Installing JFH (Just For Him) – Contains adult content
- Install Origin Repo
- How to install renegades TV guide
- how to install kodi on iphone or ipad without jailbreak or mac
IPVanish is a great asset for any Kodi user, it gives you complete privacy while you are online as well as other great benefits:
- Access Kodi anonymously (100% anonymous with Ipvanish
- Android TV Compatible
- Secure Access to ALL Kodi Add-ons
- Fastest Streamin speeds
- Prevent ISP Throttling
- Hide Your IP Address
- Zero Activity Logs
- Access Websites and Add-ons blocked in your country
- 7 Days money back guarantee