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Understanding TCP Hijacking
TCP hijacking, also known as
TCP Session Hijacking: Understanding th..., is a cybersecurity attack that involves an unauthorized party intercepting and manipulating a TCP session between two parties. This can lead to data theft, unauthorized access, and other Incognito Mode: A privacy setting in web browsers that preve... breaches.
How TCP Hijacking Works
TCP hijacking typically occurs in four main stages:
- Initial Session Establishment
- Sequence Number Prediction
- Session Takeover
- Data Manipulation
Initial Session Establishment
During the initial TCP handshake, the attacker observes the sequence and acknowledgment numbers exchanged between the client and server to identify the current session.
Sequence Number Prediction
The attacker predicts the next sequence number in the TCP session to insert forged packets and gain control of the session.
Once the attacker successfully predicts the sequence number, they inject their own packets into the session, effectively taking control of the communication.
With control of the TCP session, the attacker can intercept, modify, or inject data, potentially leading to serious security and Tor (The Onion Router): Free software for enabling anonymous... implications.
Preventing TCP Hijacking
To mitigate the risk of TCP hijacking, organizations can implement several Data Retention: Policies that determine how long data should..., including:
- Using strong GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): A regulation intr... and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): A framework that manages di... protocols
- Implementing Data Sovereignty: The idea that data is subject to the laws ... and prevention systems
- Regularly updating and patching network Digital Divide: The gap between individuals who have access ... and systems
- Monitoring Intrusion Detection System (IDS): A system that monitors net... for unusual activity
TCP hijacking poses a significant threat to Ah, Zero-Day Vulnerabilities! A buzzword in the cybersecurit..., but with proper precautions and vigilance, organizations can reduce the risk of falling Swatting: A harassment tactic where a perpetrator deceives a... to this type of attack.