Hygiene
in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.

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Protect my site from denial of service attacks

Protect my site from denial of service attacks

Denial of service attacks attempt to bring down the target website through a variety of hacking, social engineering and other means. Distributed denial of service attacks (or DDoS) attempt to overwhelm the target website or its provider’s resources by flooding it with malicious requests. There are many vulnerabilities and mitigation points to think through, as described in the DDoS mitigation section of the Digital First Aid Kit.

The What to do when your website goes down guide describes how to respond to such attacks and prevent their success in the future.

There are also a number of DDoS mitigation and secure hosting providers ranging from large corporate run services like Cloudflare’s Project Galileo and Google’s Project Shield to smaller ethically run organisations including Virtualroad, Greenhost and the purpose-built Deflect.


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