How to Defend Against Sniffer Attacks

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Q: Jerome is a security professional. His newest assignment is to implement some countermeasures against attacks—in particular, sniffer attacks. If given the below choices, which items would be useful to him?

Answer is complete. Select more than one answer if applicable.

a. Use only encrypted protocols for communications.

b. Use switches rather than hubs/repeaters. Switches will only send information/packets to a specific, correct host predefined by the network.

c. Utilize tools such as StackGuard or Immunix System to prevent attacks.

d. Decrease the network range of the network, thereby avoiding some attack attempts on wireless networks.

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