Often called a DNS attack. You basically pound a server with requests until it can't handle any more and is unable to process legitimate requests.
Joined: Feb 13, 2003
ok, if this is the case, what exact we can deduce from the following sentences. This is taken from Mark Cade book about the applet security.
"If an applet could make arbitrary connections to any hosts, then applets could be used as the origin for denial of service attacks against other systems."
Do you mean that if an applet is given permission to connect to any other network, the applet can very easily prove that it did not make an effort to attack some services on the server it connected? (it can deny the attack)
Joined: Dec 29, 2004
I think the point is that if you had a high traffic web site with an applet on it and that applet constantly sent requests to, for example, MS's web site. You could have a few hundred computers slamming MS's web site.