A piece of data locally stored by a Web client, characterizing a user from the viewpoint of a server accessed by the user. Possible attributes that can be stored in a cookie include e-mail address, personal preferences and settings, session state data, stats, etc. When data is exchanged with a Web server without encryption, cookies could be intercepted and tampered with.
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Data centerColocationWAFDDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)Smurf-attackHostingDedicated serverVDS/VPS (Virtual Dedicated/Private Server)GET requestZero Day (0day DDoS) attackDomain nameRouterServerTrafficTCP window sizeContent Delivery Network, CDNAttacks against websitesThe 95th percentileTLS fingerprintingTCP handshakeDNSBLMAC (Media Access Control) address or physical addressDoS (Denial of Service)IP addressProxy serverFirewallP2P network