IP Spoofing

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IP Spoofing is the act of creating an IP packet with a forged source IP address for the purpose of hiding the true source IP address, usually for the purpose of launching special types of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS attacks). By forging the source IP address of a packet; the individual sending it can direct the target IP address’ machine to send its reply packet somewhere other than the real IP address of the source machine. Those wishing to launch DDoS attacks without large botnets can therefore send packets with random spoofed source IP addresses in order to both conceal their own identity and make the attack harder to block (as it looks like it is originating from many sources).


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