Communication Network Attacks

The first attack made against your communications network will most likely be a wardialing attack. In a wardialing attack, the attacker will dial telephone numbers and listen for the unmistakable answer of a computer. Nothing can stop a patient and determined attacker from eventually discovering a telephone number connected to your network. Your best defense is to properly secure all the lines that connect to your network.

Once an active connection has been found through wardialing, the attacker will attempt to collect information about the system using banner-grabbing techniques and then proceed through all the common login/password attacks.

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