Fingerprinting, also known as footprinting, can be deployed as a security measure to authenticate users.
Types of fingerprinting
Fingerprinting techniques rely on detecting patterns and observing differences in the network packets generated. There are two types of fingerprinting — active and passive.
Organizations must regularly implement active and passive fingerprinting techniques on their networks to understand an attacker will be able to access. This information can assist in enhancing the OS and network security. Apart from this, there are a few other measures organizations can implement.