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What does DOS stand for?

DOS stands for Denial Of Service (attack)

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Sony, in the letter to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, noted that the large-scale data theft came shortly after the PlayStation Network suffered distributed denial of service (PS3) defenses to change console operating software.
developer of the industry's first complete security system-on-a-chip (SoC) featuring VPN, firewall and denial of service prevention applications in silicon, today announced the first security product for the small-to-medium business (SMB) market that allows system manufacturers to add powerful value-add capabilities such as anti-virus and intrusion detection and prevention (IDP) services without sacrificing system performance or security.
the developer of the industry's first complete Security System-on-Chip (SoC) featuring VPN, firewall and Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention applications in silicon, today announced that Tainet Communication Systems Corporation, a leading broadband access solutions provider selected Mistletoe Technologies for their recently announced carrier-class VPN firewall.
The continuing denial of service attack is being mitigated although there is still degraded service for some folks while we recover completely," Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in an official company blog.