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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060720
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 7, 2015.
Abstract: The Internet and Web have significantly transformed the world’s communication system. The capability of the Internet to instantly access information at anytime from anywhere has brought benefit for a wide variety of areas including business, government, education, institutions, medical, and entertainment services. However, the Internet has also opened up the possibilities for hackers to exploit flaws and limitations in the target networks to attack and break in without gaining physical access to the target systems. The OSI layer protocol-based attacks are among them. In this work we investigate feasibility as well as severity of the attacks against three common layering protocols including TCP, UDP, and ICMP on Ethernet-based networks in the real world through a testbed. Then a simulation environment is designed to implement the exact same attacks under similar conditions using NS2 network simulator. The testbed results and simulation results are compared with each other to explore the accuracy of the findings and measure the damages the attacks caused to the network.
Mina Malekzadeh, M.A. Beiruti and M.H. Shahrokh Abadi, “Assessment of High and Low Rate Protocol-based Attacks on Ethernet Networks” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(7), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060720