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OSI model: List of some attacks

What type of security is associated with each layer of the OSI Model?
Dear Jeffrey:
Yes, as you may know, the OSI model consists of 7 layers (Physical, Data Link, Network, Transport, Session, Presentation, and Application). The type of security associated with each layer is defined better by asking what potential attacks exist at each layer; below is a list of some of the attacks:

Application attacks - Distributed DoS (DDoS) and spoofing
Presentation attacks - DDoS and spoofing
Session attacks - DDoS and spoofing
Transport attacks - DoS and hijacking
Network attacks - Spoofing of IP & poisoning of ARP
Data Link attacks - Overload of MAC table and port
Physical attacks - Sniffing and severing of backbone

Hope this provided the information you needed.
Take care,
Luis

This was first published in September 2004

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