LAN Switch Security : What hackers know about your switches

Wed, 03/26/2008 - 21:48 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

Ethernet is now the default fixed Local Area Network technology. Ethernet LANs are found in all entreprise environments and in more and more home networks. Ethernet was designed in the 1970s when security was not a concern. Since then, Ethernet has evolved with the introduction of hubs and switches. Many network administrators are aware that hubs are a security concern since they broadcast Ethernet frames and some of them assume that switches or more secure.

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