Are you protected against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks?

A “denial of service” attack is an attempt to overwhelm a server with excessive requests and so deny its users access to a website. The symptoms of a denial of service attack include slow network performance, unavailability of a web service or the inability to access a web site. The aim of a denial of service attack is to consume the resources of the server (bandwidth, disk space, or CPU time) so that the server becomes unresponsive. When considering website security, system administrators oft … [Read more...]