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Learning Network Forensics by Samir Datt

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Tales routers tell

On the 15th of September, 2015, the information security world was shaken by the news that a hack called SYNful knock modified the firmware of some CISCO routers. This allowed the attackers to maintain a persistent presence in the router, thereby exposing the network traffic and enabling the router to act as a listening post for the attacker.

Routers have long been the cornerstone of the Internet. The role of the router has been to connect the networks to the Internet and choose the best path so that the information arrives quickly. In fact, the global trend is that the national network infrastructures are dependent on the routers to handle the network traffic. Therefore, it stands to reason that if routers carry the world's ...

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