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Chapter 26. Network Security > Types of Attack

Types of Attack

Before I talk about how to defend your computer against attack, let's go through the types of attacks you're facing. Hackers can work their way into your servers and network using several methods.

Password Cracking

Hackers want two things: user account names and passwords. With both, they have the key to your computer and LAN. With just one, they have half of the key and can start searching for the missing information by simply trying dictionary words and, after that, using random combinations of letters and numbers.


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