MAC Flooding Attack
Media Access Control — unique address assigned to a NIC (Network Interface Card) of your machine.
MAC Flooding —
It is a type of attack in which we overload the switch by sending the large amount of ARP responses leading to the switching of the switch to a hub. Which further means it will forward traffic to each and every device on the network. Thus a hacker can easily intrude the data using network sniffing tools like Wireshark.
It is a part of DSNIFF tool suit. It is mainly used to flood the switch on a local network with MAC addresses
macof -i eth1 -n 10 -d 192.168.0.1
- -i → interface
- eth0 → ethernet interface
- -n → number of packets to send
- -d → target IP