The Top 5 Ways to Prevent IP Spoofing

By | June 8, 2006

The term ´spoofing´ is generally regarded as slang, but refers to the act of fooling — that is, presenting a false truth in a credible way. There are several different types of spoofing that occur, but most relevant to networking is the Internet Protocol (IP) spoof.

Most types of spoofing have a common theme: a nefarious user transmits packets with an IP address indicating that the packets are originating from another, trusted machine. The first step in spoofing is determining the IP address of a host the intended target trusts. After that, the attacker can change the headers of packets to make it seem like the transmissions are originating from the trusted machine.Read Full Story

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