In an eavesdropping attack, attackers snoop on network communications, overhearing information that they might not be authorized to see. In this video, learn about the various types of eavesdropping attacks that malicious individuals might use to jeopardize the confidentiality of information.
- [Instructor] In some cases, an attacker can gain physical…or logical access to the network…and eavesdrop on communications between two systems.…These attacks can be especially dangerous,…because they allow the attacker to potentially decrypt…encrypted communications and view confidential information…without the sender's knowledge or consent.…All eavesdropping attacks require some compromise…of the communications path between a client and a server.…This might include tapping into a network device or cable…or conducting a DNS or ARP poisoning attack…to trick a system into sending traffic…directly to an attacker instead of the intended recipient.…
Let's look at two attacks based upon eavesdropping:…man in the middle attacks and replay attacks.…Here's how most people imagine…web communication takes place.…The user, running a web browser,…initiates a connection to a server…located somewhere off in a data center.…The reality is that those communications travel…over many network connections along the way.…Any one of the devices in the middle…
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- TCP/IP networking
- Network security devices
- Switches and routers
- Content distribution networks
- Storage networks
- Securing networks
- Network attacks
- Wireless networking and security
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 07/27/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover network relationships and security device placement.
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
Networks and communications1m 31s
1. TCP/IP Networking
2. Network Security Devices
3. Designing Secure Networks
4. Specialized Networking
5. Secure Network Management
6. Network Attacks
7. Wireless Networking
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