IP spoofing - understanding the basics

Friday, 2 April 2004, 11:21 AM EST

IP spoofing is the most exciting topic you will hear wannabe hackers talking about. It is also a subject about which no one knows much. Before we continue I would like to tell you that IP Spoofing is quite difficult to understand and a lot of people have trouble understanding how it is done.

The other downside it has is the fact that it can almost not be done using a Windows system and a system administrator can easily protect his system from IP spoofing IP Spoofing is a trick played on servers to fool the target computer into thinking that it is receiving data from a source other than you. This in turn basically means to send data to a remote host so that it believes that the data is coming from a computer whose IP address is something other than yours.

By Informer at Linux Exposed.

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