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What Is A DDOS Attack? 3 Facts You Need To Know

What Is a DDOS Attack? 3 Facts You Need to Know

A DDOS attack, or Distributed Denial-of-Service attack, is a specific kind of malicious act whereby a perpetrator purposefully seeks to disrupt the services of a company to its users by overwhelming their network with frivolous requests. These attacks occur for a variety of reasons - some for revenge on a previous employer, some for no good reason at all other than to be disruptive - and their rise in prevalence across the internet has cause problems for a variety of service providers from small shops to national VoIP carriers. It is important to understand and to prepare for such attacks because the likelihood of becoming a victim is on the rise. What is a DDOS attack? A DDOS attack works by…

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Internet Privacy Rules Rollback: What Does It Change?

Internet Privacy Rules Rollback: What Does it Change?

The FCC's Internet Privacy Rules Undone It was the biggest news in tech and telecom in March: Congress voted to repeal FCC internet privacy rules intended to protect consumer privacy online. Media outlets from Fortune Magazine to the New York Times rushed to put out information on how to set up VPN’s to cater to the unease felt by many internet users over Congress’ actions. Yet, despite the sudden uproar over the change, there is little discussion on what exactly Congress repealed, and why. Considering how new these online privacy rules were—put into effect in October of 2016—it is difficult to imagine that they had become a staple of consumer protection in such a short time. So, what exactly were the rules…

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