What Is IP Attribution, and Why Is It Doomed?

What Is IP Attribution, and Why Is It Doomed?

Table of contents

  1. Does IP attribution work?
  2. Are IP addresses spoofable?
  3. How do cloud services and shared IP addresses affect IP attribution?
  4. Is the value of malicious impersonation increasing?
  5. Conclusion
  6. How UpGuard can improve your security posture

1. Does IP attribution work?

  • There are common technologies that obscure who is tied to an IP address in real-time.
  • There are many less transient signatures than IP addresses.
  • Even if you can identify the device and its operating system, you may not be able to ascertain who was using it.
  • Mobile devices and public networks like a guest wifi network allow unvetted access to the Internet, even if they protect against unauthorized access to more secure internal networks.
  • The IP address space is large and can be defunct or repurposed.
  • IP addresses can be shared.

2. Are IP addresses spoofable?

3. How do cloud services and shared IP addresses affect IP attribution?

4. Is the value of malicious impersonation increasing?

5. Conclusion

6. How UpGuard can improve your security posture

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