Sniffers Over Cloud Environment: A Literature Survey

Sniffers Over Cloud Environment: A Literature Survey

Thangavel M (Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India), Narmadha N (Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India) and Deepika B (Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3029-9.ch006


Cloud computing is a technology for complex computing, it eliminates the need to have computing hardware, storage space and software. Multi tenancy is considered as important element in which same resources will be shared by multiple users. The users are named as tenants in the cloud environment. The tenants may run their applications in their own cloud environment which will have some vulnerability. These vulnerabilities will cause some attacks to the tenant virtual machine. In general, the cloud providers will not provide that much security to the cloud tenants. So, it is the duty of the tenant to make some countermeasures to avoid these attacks. In a cloud environment, there may be multiple tenants in that there is a possible of malicious tenant also present in the cloud environment. The attacker will do sniffing attack by monitoring all the user traffic. In the cloud, it is a fact that all the user data will resides in same hardware so the attacker monitor the activities of all the user and observes the type of traffic.
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Deployment Models

The cloud computing involves three deployment models as:

  • Infrastructure as a service

  • Platform as a service

  • Software as a service

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