UDP has truly earned its place as an integral part of the networking community. It’s a reliable and lightweight protocol enables fast communication between computers. And making it ideal for real-time applications like video streaming or online gaming. Moreover, with its many benefits over TCP, UDP will remain a key player in data transmission for years to come! So buckle up – let’s deeply dive into why UDP should be a crucial part of your networking toolkit!
A DDoS is a very disruptive attack. Every online organization and business can suffer. Criminals don’t stop targeting victims. Therefore we can’t let our guard down! We have to be ready to stop them!
DDoS attack definition
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is defined as a criminal attempt to affect the regular operation of a targeted network, service, application, or server by saturating it with huge loads of malicious traffic. Different techniques are used by criminals to create, amplify, and send the traffic loads that are needed to shut down a target. What makes these attacks very effective is that traffic comes not from one but from many different sources. Multiple compromised devices around the world can take part in a DDoS attack. This makes a DDoS attack hard to stop and the attacker difficult to track.
Ping command – Definition
The Ping command is one of your operating system’s built-in network diagnostic commands (Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, etc.). Ping is used to testing connectivity between your device and the target, which can be a hostname such as google.com or an IP address such as 192.168.2.1.
Ping sends four 32-byte messages to the target by default, using the ICMP protocol (Internet control message protocol).