VLAN Hopping

VLAN hopping is a common network-based attack that exploits the vulnerabilities of the VLAN trunking protocols in a local area network (LAN). The objective of this attack is to gain unauthorized access to other VLANs or to bypass the network’s security protocols by hopping between VLANs.

How VLAN Hopping Works

There are two primary methods of VLAN hopping:

Preventing VLAN Hopping

To secure your network from VLAN hopping attacks, consider implementing the following best practices:

Remember that implementing these security practices is crucial in protecting your network from VLAN hopping and other types of network-based attacks. Always stay vigilant and keep your network’s security protocols up-to-date to minimize the chances of a successful cyber attack.