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A Review of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Author(s):

Sujini Priscilla J , RESEARCH SCHOLAR, JAMAL MOHAMED COLLEGE; Hajiram Beevi J, Assistant Professor, Jamal Mohamed College

Keywords:

DOS attack, DDOS attack, Cloud Computing, HTTP, XML

Abstract

In the current era, Internet plays a vital role in communication which can be used by millions of users across the network. At the same time, the commercial nature of Internet is increasing the vulnerabilities in usage. Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDOS) is one of the most dangerous threats to the Internet security. Recent studies show that the volume of DDOS attacks reached over 100 Giga bit per second. Furthermore, the volume of DDOS attack traffic has been increasing in size year by year. A DDOS attack is a malicious attempt to prevent legitimated clients from using network resources, usually by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of a host connected to the Internet. This survey paper deals with the introduction of DDOS attacks, characteristics and elements of DDOS attacks and classification of the various DDOS attacks. Finally, direction for future research work has been pointed out.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV3I60365
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2015
Page(s): 652-655

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