Understanding and Mitigating IP Spoofing Attacks

Spoofing is a type of cyber-attack used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to a computer or a network, IP spoofing is the most common type of spoofing out of the other spoofing method. With IP Spoofing the attacker can hide the true source of the IP packets to make it difficult to know the origin of the attack. Once access to a network or a device/host is achieved, cybercriminals usually mine them for sensitive data, with computers they can turn into zombies and can be used to launch Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks.

What Is IP Spoofing?

IP addresses are used for communication between devices on the internet. Cybercriminals use a false source IP address to hide and impersonate another system. Essentially making it harder for the destination system to detect. Such attacks come with the intent to steal sensitive data, infect your computer with malware or viruses, or even crash your server.

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