IP address spoofing Wiki
In computer networking, IP address spoofing or IP spoofing is the creation of Internet Protocol (IP) packets with a false source IP address, for the purpose of hiding the identity of the sender or impersonating another computing system.
Hackers use IP spoofing to perform activities that are malicious and illegal. Some of the activities that can be performed include Service denial and man in the middle attacks. These two malicious acts are used by hackers to cause drama or havoc over the internet while hiding their identity.
Configuration and services that are vulnerable to IP address spoofing:
- RPC (Remote procedure call services)
- Any service that uses IP address authentication
- The X Window System
- The R services suite (rlogin, rsh, etc.)
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