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Flash crowds and DOS on POTS

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun May 16 22:56:12 2004

All networks are vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks and flash
crowds.  Broadcasting & Cable investigates the problems with the
telephone and SMS voting with the Fox television show American
Idol.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA417981

The difference is when people get a "busy" signal on the phone
network, they don't think phone network is collapsing.




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