MAC Flooding Attack

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MAC (Media Access Control) Flooding is a type of cyber attack done in a network to compromise the security of the network switches. In this attack the network is flooded with the fake MAC addresses. The hacker uses this attack to steal sensitive data that is being transferred in the network. The attack is used for forcing the legitimate MAC table contents out of the switch and forcing the unicast flooding behavior for potentially sending sensitive information to portions of the network where it is not normally intended to go.

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