Denial-of-Service Attack

An attack that can wreak havoc with a web server is the venerable denial-of-service (DoS) attack. As a fixed asset, a web server is vulnerable to this attack much as any other serverbased asset would be. When it is carried out against a web server, all the resources on that server can be rapidly consumed, slowing down its performance. A DoS attack is mostly considered an annoyance because it is easy to defeat.

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