MIT Master's Thesis on Denial of Service attacks as a form of political activism

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5 Responses to “MIT Master's Thesis on Denial of Service attacks as a form of political activism”

  1. waetherman says:

    Tangent; filibusters are the original denial of service attack as political protest.

  2. anansi133 says:

    The metaphor is broken: when a crowd of people is protesting on the street, we see exactly how many people are annoyed enough to make the time to show up. DDOS leaves no such impression of vast numbers, it could be a bunch of people repeatedly clicking a button, but it’s more likely that someone with a little money has hired out a zombie net of duped computers, whose owners have no clue what political end their machines are pushing. The street has a well understood user interface spanning thousands of years. Cyberspace, not so much!

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