A DoS attack can be defined as what?

  • Causing loss of availability to a service, normally by overloading it with large amounts of data.
  • A type of program that infects an OS, and spreads itself across the network.
  • A malicious program that "explodes" or attacks when a specific event happens, such as visiting a certain website.
  • A website disguising itself as another website, in an attempt to steal a username/password combination.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401
  • Network Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
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  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography