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Google announced the launch of a new initiative called Project Shield, designed to protect smaller news sites that may become a potential target of DDoS attacks because of their objective content.

DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are the preferred method of disabling a website in which it is directed to a very large volume of traffic from multiple sources and leads to blockage of the site.

Recently, Google has reported increasing the number of such attacks to sites that transmit news content and those dealing with protection of human rights and freedom of speech. As a result, the company wants to provide them with a safer working environment and enables them to apply for protection under Project Shield.

The goal is these smaller sites to have the opportunity to protect themselves from DDoS attacks if their own resources do not allow it. Applications must be submitted using the online form with issues of common technical terms, cases of DDoS attacks in the past and others. If approved, the site receives instructions on how to configure Project Shield, which can be implemented in no more than 10 minutes, according to Google.

“Project Shield uses technology called a reverse proxy, which allows a webmaster to serve their site through Google infrastructure for free, providing a “shield” against would-be attackers. So far we’ve protected hundreds of news organizations and human rights websites that have faced attacks aimed at censoring free expression. By protecting these sites, we’ve helped to keep vital information online during elections, major crises and conflicts.” – Says the official Project Shield website.

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