Spoofing IP Address

KZero Staff
Oct 18, 2023

IP spoofing is a technique that deceives online control systems into believing that certain data sent and downloaded on the internet comes from a different source. Basically, when an IP spoofing attack is conducted, the data packets that are sent have a false sender, which ultimately allows the attacker to access an authorized system by introducing packets that have different purposes into the communications.

Typically, with these malicious IP spoofing attacks, the data entry is intended to perform Denial of Service attacks or Distributed Denial of Service attacks on a specific computer or network. In these cases, hackers tend to use IP addresses to overwhelm the servers by blocking their traffic.

Other than IP spoofing techniques, we can find other similar attacks that can be used in combination with IP spoofing. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • IP address spoofing: This is the classic attack that causes the so-called Denial of Service (DoS).
  • DNS spoofing: This is an attack that redirects a domain name to a different IP.
  • Spoofing of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP, the address resolution system): This is a very complex attack that is usually carried out to hit large groups of computer systems.
  • Man In The Middle (MITM): This attack aims at intercepting the communication between two computers, altering the packets, and transmitting them without the knowledge of the sender or the recipient.
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