Denial of Service Threat

Denial of Service Threat

Lech J. Janczewski (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Andrew M. Colarik (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-583-2.ch005


n the early 1960s, programmers used to play memory games on a computer. The objective of the game was to disable as much of the operating system memory as possible in order to make their opponents unable to run their applications. In those days it was not anticipated that the whole idea would reemerge some 35 years later to become one of the most treacherous concepts in disabling vast computer networks. Denial of Service (DOS) attacks are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

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