Does ESS prevent ARP attacks?

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  1. PcNy

    PcNy Registered Member

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    Hi, I'm using the latest version ESET NOD32 Smart Security which has built-in firewall. I have disabled my Windows Firewall. So the only working firewall is NOD32's one.

    I'm currently using my laptop at dorm. Sometimes I saw ESS notifications about duplicate IP and ARP poisoning attack. I connect through dorm's WIFI which I have no idea how safe it is. From what I see, my dorm routers are Linksys WRT54G.

    I have used some network analysis tools such as Colasoft's. It captured some ARP Storm attacks in the diagnosis.

    This means ESS does not protect me from any kind of ARP attacks and just notifying?

    Need some insight :)
     
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  3. PcNy

    PcNy Registered Member

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    I have read that article before. But it didn't answer the question.
    What I want to ask is that ESS "protects" me from ARP attacks or "just detects" when an ARP attack occurs?

    Thank
     
  4. Marcos

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    If an attack is detected, it's blocked immediately and a notification is displayed.
     
  5. PcNy

    PcNy Registered Member

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    This answered my question. Thank ! :)
     
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    Just a question, what does NAT (as in device-in that KB article) stand for?
     
  7. terradon

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    Network Address Translation. Google NAT for more info
     
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