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Flash crowds and DOS on POTS
All networks are vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks and flash crowds. Broadcasting & Cable investigates the problems with the telephone and SMS voting with the Fox television show American Idol. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA417981 The difference is when people get a "busy" signal on the phone network, they don't think phone network is collapsing.