Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks: A Widespread Phenomenon

The DDoS is a major type of a DOS attack (Denial Of Service attacks) which is basically programmed as such that whichever network gets hit by this attack, it is destined to be pulled to the ground with utter garbage of mails and useless information clogging accounts. Although there are a few softwares that deal with fixating on these malicious dynamics and setting it straight, the recent DoS attacks are also being pulled by hackers that are very similar to the viruses they install.

The tear drop attack and ping of death are very commonly used as DoS attack examples which exploited the binding limits of TCP and IP protocols.

DDoS is essentially a series of such already compromised gadgets or systems (usually hit by Trojan) that are used to inject further traffic flooding in the targeted device thus making sure that the devices in the procedure and the end device are all under the attack.

Tracking down a single IP address to stop DDoS attacks in this case doesn’t help as the person or hacker makes use of hundreds of such addresses and details and it is impossible to tell the legitimate user of the information from the traffic attack creator.

Here are a few methods by which the DDoS attacks might occur in your personal computers or laptops and how you could further act on it to stop DDoS attacks:

  • Clogs your hard disk or settles in processor time and amputates resources of the devices
  • The information and data used for configuring and routing gets interrupted
  • Disruption of the manual components and physical aspects of network and even sate information like the TCP sessions.
  • Sets off the micro codes and processing parts of devices which might force the machine to get into an unstable condition
  • Eventually creates enough error to crash the system as a whole

The DDoS mitigation as a service is specially structured to pick out on the DDoS attacks and IP addresses that are malignant and enable the DDoS mitigation. The software consists of a compilation of programs that enable detection of the attack and details which monitor the source and tools and applications which help mitigate. New technology enables Internet Service providers (ISPs) and even Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) who offer these applications now that can help protect your machine.

Methods for DDoS protection and terminating attacks is very essential to secure the data on your machines and not allow malicious information to clog the system enough to result in your computer system crashing down.

There are many ways of ensuring DDoS protection and making sure that whatever is legitimate is all the information that enters your PC.

  1. Firewalls on one or many different systems on your PC like the synproxy can effectively terminate the flooding attacks on your machine.
  2. Switches which can provide automatic recognition of the denial to service attacks through filtration of IP address but they work as long as your PC has DDoS prevention mechanism installed
  3. Routers are manually set up for the detection of the main link and are used the same way as switches are and can help stop the flooding attacks

The growing number of the DDoS attacks is developing a rising demand in creating mechanisms that help put a tab on the attacks and mitigate it.

Author bio: John is a tech enthusiast who writes on numerous technology blogs including http://techtipy.com/. When he is not working he love to spend time with his family and friends.