Sunday, 23 October 2016

What Is DNS And Why Does It Make The Internet Break?

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This week, half of America's internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host.

It's horrific to know that major websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Etsy, Wired, and PayPal can all be taken offline in an instant. The exact process hackers used is so far unknown but it's important for every internet user to understand because it has to do with how exactly the internet works.

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