A common tool in a crackerÂ’s toolbox, the ARP Redirect
literally redirects Internet
traffic from a local computer through the crackerÂ’s computer, allowing him or her to Â“sniffÂ” it (a kind of
wiretap that eavesdrops on computer networks).
The drawback of this form of attack is that the crackerÂ’s computer has to be in
the same local area network as the computer being attacked. ARP redirects are
frequently used by crackers as a
means of gathering further intelligence from a previously compromised host on
the local network.
Computer; Crackers; Internet; Network; Sniffer Program or Packet Sniffer.