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How to Take Out a Website - Instant Egghead #60

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Published on 10 Feb 2014

Every week brings us news of another website taken out by hackers or even foreign governments. At the heart of all this digital mischief is the denial of service attack, which floods websites with fake requests. Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier show us how it works.

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Written & presented by Larry Greenemeier
Production assistant: Joss Fong
Produced & edited by Eric R. Olson

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