Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by InfraExam
What best describes a DoS attack?
- attempts to consume all of a critical computer or network resource in order to make it unavailable for valid use
- poses as legitimate software or email attachment in order to launch a malicious attack when opened
- can steal data such as user names and passwords without the user realizing that they have been compromised
- rarely seen because DoS attacks are extremely difficult to engineer and almost impossible to deliver
|Explanation & Hint:
A DoS (Denial of Service) attack is best described as:
Attempts to consume all of a critical computer or network resource in order to make it unavailable for valid use.
In a DoS attack, the attacker typically floods a target system or network with an overwhelming amount of traffic, which exhausts the target’s resources, such as bandwidth, computing power, or network connectivity, leading to service disruption for legitimate users.