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  2. EarthLink - Wikipedia

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    With the Trive Capital acquisition in January 2019, EarthLink services include Internet access, premium email, web hosting and privacy and data security products. History Early years. EarthLink was co-founded in March 1994 by Sky Dayton, investor Reed Slatkin and Kevin M. O'Donnell.

  3. Dial-up Internet access - Wikipedia

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    Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a connection to an Internet service provider (ISP) by dialing a telephone number on a conventional telephone line.

  4. Acceptable use policy - Wikipedia

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    Earthlink, an American Internet service provider has a very clear policy relating to violations of its policy. The company identifies six levels of response to violations: issue warnings: written or verbal; suspend the Member's newsgroup posting privileges; suspend the Member's account; terminate the Member's account

  5. Botnet - Wikipedia

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    A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots.Botnets can be used to perform Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, steal data, send spam, and allow the attacker to access the device and its connection.

  6. Denial-of-service attack - Wikipedia

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    Another early demonstration of DoS attack was made by Khan C. Smith in 1997 during a DEF CON event, disrupting Internet access to the Las Vegas Strip for over an hour. The release of sample code during the event led to the online attack of Sprint, EarthLink, E-Trade, and other major corporations in the year to follow.