Denial-of-Service Attacks and Prevention
Source: East Carolina University
A significant security problem for computer resources is the constant attacks from outsiders, making the resources unavailable to its intended users. The motives behind the malicious attacks may vary. For example, it could be for the sake of pulling a prank or a difference in political views with the affected organization. A Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack sits near the top of the list of computer resource attacks. There are many types of Denial-of-Service attacks, including e-mail bombs, ping floods, teardrop attacks, etc.