Layer 4 vs layer 7 DoS attack

Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 3:17 PM EST

Not all DoS (Denial of Service) attacks are the same. While the end result is to consume as much - hopefully all - of a server or site's resources such that legitimate users are denied service (hence the name) there is a subtle difference in how these attacks are perpetrated that makes one easier to stop than the other.

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