Denial of service

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See also: Network | Distributed denial of service

Acronym: DoS

State where a server cannot carry out its duties due to an overload of requests from clients.

Often a term for an attack by a cracker created to shut down a server that could not otherwise be compromised.

More robust servers must be attacked with a distributed denial of service, using a distributed network of cracked computers to "DOS" one computer.

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