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Understanding the types of poisoning attacks

By November 16, 2019November 21st, 2019No Comments

Poisoning attacks refer to when attackers intentionally injecting false data into a network or infrastructure. This allows attackers to steal sensitive data or perform other malicious activities. The different types of poisoning attacks.

  • Web cache poisoning: means adding notorious websites to the cache by making requests from an attacker-controlled system.
  • DNS cache poisoning: Domain Name System (DNS) converts human-readable websites to IP addresses that can be understood and processed by computers. The attacker aims at exploiting vulnerabilities to direct web traffic to fraudulent servers, instead of the legitimate ones.
  • ARP cache poisoning: this happens when an attacker modifies the Media Access Control (MAC) address to update the system’s Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) cache with false ARP request and response packets.
  • Model poisoning: This is a type of attack launched on artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. Attackers influence the training datasets used, to manipulate the results according to their needs.

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