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  • DNS amplification attack

    A DNS amplification attack is a reflection-based distributed denial of service (DDos) attack. The attacker spoofs look-up requests to DNS servers to hide the source of the exploit and direct the response to the target. Through various techniques, the... 

  • Apache HTTP server project

    The Apache HTTP server project is a collaborative open source Web server development initiative. The project is spearheaded by the Apache Server Foundation. 

  • content filtering (information filtering)

    On the Internet, content filtering (also known as information filtering) is the use of a program to screen and exclude from access or availability Web pages or e-mail that is deemed objectionable. 

  • cache cramming

    Cache cramming is a method of tricking a computer into running Java code it would not ordinarily run. 

  • Web filter

    A Web filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user.