Introduction to DDoS

Let's introduce this chapter!

Popular web applications are prone to attack

As soon as your web application grows and becomes more popular, it is bound to attract some unsavory foes. One of the most common attacks you’re likely to face is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), where a network of machines is trying to infiltrate your webservers.

Chapter walkthrough

In this chapter, we will look at how DDoS attacks work and will have a look at some of the ways you can protect yourself from them.

In the next lesson, we’ll study a very popular kind of attack, a distributed denial-of-service attack.

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