With the rise in web applications, more opportunity has emerged for hackers that seek to cause havoc. There are many network vulnerabilities that exist in TCP/IP, so detection is important. But not all network vulnerability scanners are alike. Acunetix’s OpenVAS scanner works with Acunetix Online to provide function and reliability for all of your security testing needs.
Even the most advanced Firewalls, SSL, and hardened networks are not able to keep your networks secure. For hackers, there are many points of entry to trespass and access your information, and your internet protocol (IP) is one of them.
In ARP Spoofing, a hacker sends false ARP (address resolution protocol) messages over a local area network. This is problematic to say the least as the malicious MAC address will connect to the IP address of the legitimate computer and begin receiving all data intended for that IP address.
Port Scanning is another way that malicious actors can gain access to your network. By using a port scanner to search all open ports and their devices, your entire IP network configuration can be mapped out. That is like giving a stranger the keys to your building.
Internet Protocols (IPs) facilitate the transmission of information via data packets. Once information is distributed into packets, the IP initiates a list of the possible pathways the packets may take to get to their final destination. Unfortunately, at this stage, the network is at its most vulnerable. Attackers can breech the system and gain access to the packet routes—opening up the potential that routes could be modified, or even that data could be read. This is what is known as a Source Route attack.
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