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What is sniffing and spoofing?

Spoofing and Sniffing are types of cyber attacks. In simple words, Spoofing means to pretend to be someone else. Sniffing means to illegally listen into another’s conversation.


Similarly, it is asked, what is sniffing in it?

Sniffing is a process of monitoring and capturing all data packets passing through given network. Sniffers are used by network/system administrator to monitor and troubleshoot network traffic. Attackers use sniffers to capture data packets containing sensitive information such as password, account information etc.

Also Know, what is IP sniffing and IP spoofing? Sniffing is a passive security attack in which a machine separated from the intended destination reads data on a network. IP Spoofing is the technique used by intruders to gain access to a Network by sending messages to a computer with an IP address indicating that the message is coming from a trusted host.

Beside this, what is meant by sniffing attack?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sniffing attack or a sniffer attack, in context of network security, corresponds to theft or interception of data by capturing the network traffic using a sniffer (an application aimed at capturing network packets).

How does spoofing attack occur?

A spoofing attack is when an attacker or malicious program successfully acts on another person’s (or program’s) behalf by impersonating data. takes place when the attacker pretends to be someone else (or another computer, device, etc.)


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