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IDG Contributor Network: DDoS attack size is getting bigger, security firm says

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    DDoS attacks aren't going away anytime soon. In fact, they're getting bigger, according to network security company Arbor Networks. But there's good news for potential attacks in the Internet of Things arena—some heat is off there.

    DDoS, or Distributed Denial-of-Service, attacks are where numerous compromised computers are used to target a single system. In simple terms, the sheer size of the blast of traffic overwhelms the system.

    Large attacks

    Arbor Networks says that "while very large attacks are what makes headlines, average attacks are approaching one gigabit per second, and are rapidly becoming a real problem for more and more enterprises."

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