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Difference between DOS Attack and DDOS Attack

When I started my career as Network Engineer I was not much aware of the difference between DOS attack and DDOS attack. It is because in many sources these two terms used to refer the same/ similar type of attacks where both are using same techniques to shut down victim server. Later when I started learning network security, I realized the difference between DOS and DDOS. To learn more about DOS attack follow the link below.

What is Denial Of Service Attack

What is the Difference between DOS Attack and DDOS Attack


Difference between Denial of Service Attack (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDOS) lies in the number of participants included in the attack. In DOS Attack one computer is participating but in DDOS attack multiple computers are participating the attack. Both are using the same technique to down the victim like sending too much connection requests to the victim and let the victim crash. The concept of botnet lies with DDOS Attack. Each computer participates i…