One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- short for denial of service
- ‘In this case, the attackers would launch a DoS attack to consume the resources of the network and computers, especially web servers.’
- ‘This is the second attempt to tack a DoS extension onto the Computer Misuse Act.’
- ‘We have proved that this vulnerability can be easily exploited and can be used to DoS almost any SMTP service on the Internet.’
- ‘Bombs and bullets kill people; computer viruses and DoS attacks merely irritate us.’
- ‘In trying to prevent a DoS attack they have managed to deny service to thousands of users.’
Disk operating system, an operating system originally developed for IBM personal computers.
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