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If you are directly on the path of the information, then there is absolutely nothing preventing you from pretending you are that IP address. If you were the first device along the network that Alice talked with, you could absolutely convince her that you are Bob's IP. This is a big part of why browsers require signed certificates in order to trust SSL ...


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So non-encrypted communication can be subject to Man in the Middle, the randomization of sequence numbers which I believe you are referencing is for thwarting data injections, that is someone could just send a packet into the stream and it can be accepted if the sequence number is known. For instance, a firewall may keep track of a tcp session to allow ...


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Imagine the scenario using physical letters, as it's easier to picture. Say I send a letter with a return address that doesn't correspond with my actual house (or somewhere I can collect mail). What will happen to the letter? As long as the send address is correct, the mail service will deliver this letter to the correct person. However, when they want ...


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"Analysis": The fact that actual login attempts were made, tells you that the attacker was able to set up connections to the mail host . Since, in order to receive information over the Internet, you must be in control of the IP address you are using, this cannot be a case of address spoofing. (Attackers may send you information using spoofed addresses, as ...


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It may be a Botnet with many different Computers in different countries. It has the advantage (for the hacker) that it is almost impossible to block for you (or your mail provider) because there is no IP that can be blocked. I don't know you, or your mail account, but if it is a normal account without important information in it there is a big chance that ...


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TOR, VPN, bots, proxies, you name it.. The source IP is not "spoofed" per se... it's the real deal. If someone really spoofed a source IP, they couldn't establish a TCP connection or receive any replies. The source IP spoofing method is more useful over UDP when launching an amplification attack to a victim/spoofed IP.


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Hackers can be caught, Anonymous cannot. Anonymous is such a lose collective that it is not materially hurt by law enforcement striking out at its individual hackers. However, it does respond violently against any organization that attempts to do so. This means Its very hard to strike down Anonymous just by catching its members. Anonymous will make life ...



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