Network security is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain thanks to advancement in hacking technologies. The availability of robust hacking tools requires that companies strengthen their security systems. Hackers will attempt to attack network security to affect network availability, confidentiality and integrity. IT companies in Ottawa should be emphasizing network security, assisting clients with learning and implementing industry best practices to protect the network security of businesses in Ottawa. Here are five major hacking tools popularly used by hackers.
Denial of Service Tools (DoS)
Denial of service attack tools are aimed at disrupting the availability of services from a specific network. By pinging or requesting services from a network device or server enough to keep them busy, hackers are able to deny services to intended users. They can be utilized to prevent access from a specific service or an entire domain or network. There are two major tools in DoS attacks.
These tools are used to flood a network with data packets which overwhelm the network servers and prevents other users from accessing services on the network. Flooding tools can either be beacon flooding or authentication flooding tools.
RF Jammers are considered DoS attack tools as well. An attacker user an RF jamming tool to disrupt a network frequency with a higher frequency and this prevents other users with legitimate requests the access to the network under attack since they cannot distinguish between the two frequencies involved.
Encryption cracking tools are classified as confidentiality attackers. They are used to crack the keys to a message so that the hacker can retrieve and understand an encrypted message within a network. While there are many ways of cracking encryption codes, Ottawa network support recognizes brute force as the most popular methods of encryption cracking.
Packet sniffers are confidentiality attack tools used to record and display all traffic in a network, affecting both wired and wireless networks. They are built to support many network protocols and many platforms at once. Some of the sniffers come with inbuilt decryption features so that they can follow up on encrypted messages as well. They are also known as eavesdropping tools.
Tools that are packet injectors are used to inject either data packets or Ethernet frames into a network so that the user receives frames from the hacker and not the legitimate domain. This injection usually happens during network delays, where hackers have the opportunity to replace legitimate frames with identical ones so that they can collect data from users.