Port Scans

Port Scans

Jalal Kawash (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch078


The hardest task for a hacker is to get a foothold into a computer network system. If the hacker manages to get inside, the rest of the network is easily conquered. This is often referred to as the ‘eggshell principle’. It is hard to pierce in, but once inside, the whole network can be available for the hacker’s grab.

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