For security reasons, many organizations do not allow error reply messages to leave their internal Internets. How, specifically, could hackers use information in echo reply messages to learn about the ...
This question was inspired by this answer which states in part: The generic firewall manifest file finishes off by dropping everything I didn't otherwise allow (besides ICMP. Don't turn off ICMP). ...
If I remember correctly there is an ICMP attack whereby you can embed malicious code and it gets read/executed, causing the problem (similar to SQL injection). Are there any further/more dangerous ...
The company I'm currently doing work for does not allow ping requests out through their firewall, for "security reasons" and I'm baffled as to why this is a concern. Before you point me to (e.g.) ...
We have an IPS in place and it's constantly triggering ICMP / Ping flood signatures between workstations and AD server; or AD to workstation. I understand that ICMP is used for AD authentication. ...
How do you identify whether a broadcast traffic is normal or is considered an attack such as a DoS attack?, There is some information that the plot or the source that allows me to differentiate ...
Theoretically, ICMP redirect messages (IPv4 and IPv6) and source routing (IPv4) / routing headers (IPv6) are very dangerous. However, I'm curious as to if attacks using these features really work in ...
I have been told that PING presents a security risk, and it's a good idea to disable/block it on production web servers. Some research tells me that there are indeed security risks. Is it common ...