A sniffer is a program that monitors and analyzes network traffic, detecting bottlenecks and problems.

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Can an attacker sniff physical network traffic through WiFi?

So, I am wondering - is it possible for an attacker to sniff traffic on an Ethernet connection if they are not physically plugged into the modem/router hardware but they are connected through wifi? In ...
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Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how? [migrated]

Related question: Nexus 7 (Or any other good android tablets) For pen testing Also asked on: the android forums (no success so far): Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, ...
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Proving SSL need

I need to prove the need we have to install SSL certificates in our webservers. For that I've been requested to try obtaining sample credentials (in lab enviroment) during a http authentication ...
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Sniffing WiFi with tcpdump on an iPad [closed]

I have tcpdump installed on my iPad which is connected to WiFi (WPA2). How do I capture packets sent/received by other devices on same network? UPD: iPad 1st gen, latest (5.1.x) iOS available.
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wireshark does't show HTTP requests from other devices

My machine along with several other machines are connected to wireless router. When i open some http page on same machine(M1) where wireshark is installed, it captures the packets such as HTTP GET or ...
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Sniffing, Snooping, Spoofing

Could somebody please explain me the differences between the following attacks? sniffing snooping spoofing My professors used them all in his documents, but I'm not sure, if those are 3 ...
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Do i need to have Airpcap?

Hi I am learning system security in an online course, in a practical experiment I tried to monitor the traffic through my router using wireshark1.10.3 but i have a feeling that it only sensing traffic ...
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Proxy traffic via MITM script

I want to log and modify outbound traffic on a Linux machine. I currently have one program that sends requests out to the internet, I would like to process these requests and their responses via ...
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Why can't someone break email or https encryption by somehow getting access to the encryption key?

To repeat, "Why can't someone break email or https encryption by somehow getting access to the encryption key?" In other words, why can't someone intercept the key, or the algorithm to create the ...
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DNS Cache Poisoning as a Foil to SSL

I recently learned a bit more about DNS cache poisoning, and my understanding of the basic way it works is by editing the DNS cache so that when the victim types in, say, www.google.com they get the ...
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If someone has access to VPN and your computer, is there a point of using VPN?

If someone sniffs requests coming from my computer and my VPN's computer, there's no point using VPN, right? Because they can see the time when I made a request to my VPN and they can analyze all of ...
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How to check if wifi is safe while travelling?

I'm quite a bit of a traveller. So i tend to just stay with my smartphone and sometimes notebook. I'm not a security expert but i would like to check how to know if wifi is safe to use. For example, ...
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how to find out if a program sends data to internet (without permission)?

We have an application to save our customers data (some kind of CRM). This application has been written in Delphi and is a client/server application. This program apparently is sending out ...
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Can Your ISP use a Packet Sniffer? [closed]

Can ISPs presumably use packet sniffing applications such as wireshark and monitor my unencrypted data? Are they "allowed" to do so?
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Fishy: VMware sends all traffic through akamai

I'm running Linux inside of VMware on the Mac, and on Linux I'm running a program that has connections open to perhaps 4 different machines. On the OS/X side however VMware has only 1 active network ...
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SSL and Strategy to prevent destination URL from being revealed

Googling the subject "sniffing out / spying on SSL secured communications" one finds many references to being able to make some good guesses about the "target destination" once the path length is ...
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Security implications for two applications communicating with TCP/IP on localhost

Considering this for the local loopback connection: - It is implemented entirely within the operating system's networking software and passes no packets to any network interface controller. If ...
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TCP IN connection from another user in my home network. Is it safe?

I'm using Comodo Firewall and I noticed that sometimes I'm getting TCP IN connection from another IP address in my home network (only one router and few wireless users): TCP IN | 192.168.1.50 | ...
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Is packet sniffing a risk on VPS? If so, what precautions should I ask my host if they take?

I'm wondering if packet sniffing is a risk on my VPS. Is it always a risk or are their precautions a host vendor can take? e.g. a switched network etc. If I wanted to ask my host what precautions ...
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Alternative to AirPcap for Linux?

I need to sniff WiFi packets, but according to AirPcap FAQ page, it just supports Microsoft Windows, not other platforms. Does any alternative of this product work in Linux? Please don't offer Alfa ...
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Can you sniff broadband connections? And how you secure that?

I know that you can sniff data which is transferred over wifi. Can you do that with broadband (wired)? And how can you secure the network, so nobody could sniff data both over wifi, and broadband?
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Sniffing From Squid SSL

I created a Squid proxy and a self-signed SSL certificate. The SSL certificate on the server is a private certificate linked to the ssl-bump feature. I am using tshark to dump the SSL traffic, but I ...
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Cain and Abel Sniffing vs APR

I have recently been performing a security audit at work (sanctioned of course) and have seen some interesting behaviour from Cain and Abel. I've purposefully avoided using APR so that my co-workers ...
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Can anyone tell if a wireless router is plugged into an Ethernet port (without actually seeing it)

In a large network if there is an Ethernet port in the wall, is it possible to tell if a switch or wireless adapter is plugged into it? (I'm talking about the cheap home routers - with the built in ...
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I recently discovered that dsniff had been installed on my computer. What do I do?

I have recently discovered that a co-worker (who has sudo privileges on my machine) has installed dsniff, and it has been there for a while. I have no idea when they ran it (if at all), the only ...
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Which part of the eapol packets contain WPA password Hash?

I have captured wifi traffic from a WPA network using Wireshark. I filtered the results for "eapol" packets and noted in the info column there are message type 3 and type 1. I believe this is two ...
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Does Metasploit's packet sniffing run in promiscuous mode?

I'm doing an educational pen test exercise and I'm trying to sniff traffic from a compromised Windows machine. I've been using the post-exploitation sniffer and packetrecorder Meterpreter modules, ...
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How is wireless WiFi password cracked?

Let's say I have a wireless network that is password protected. What procedures can an intruder take in order to be able to gain access to my wireless network, or at least be able to decipher the ...
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How to sniff Bluetooth traffic using Android?

I have two Arduinos using Bluetooth to communicate one with another. Is it possible to sniff the Bluetooth conversation between the two devices? An Android solution would be great, I heard of hcidump ...
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How to identify call stats about 2/3/4G users in a room?

If someone can please provide some advice about the following problem I am trying to solve it will be great. Scenario: A standard office room, with (say) a couple of people in it What I want to find: ...
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Can a connected USB device read all data from the USB bus?

Is it possible for a (malicious) (hardware) USB device to access all the data that is transferred through the USB bus and then read/store this information, essentially sniffing all transferred data? ...
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is it possible to sniff email content inside network?

I am working in a IT company. I am using LAN for all internet activities. I send some email from my personal gmail account. My network administrator sniffed all email I send from LAN and he shows the ...
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Protect an application that uses internet from packet sniffing

I developed a stand alone application such a way that, application use a remote service (using SOAP/REST) which available WWW. I am using HTTPS though out the application calls. It was perfectly ...
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How to convert some packets in a readable format [closed]

I am looking for a tool for osx, that can convert this raw data in some readable format. Testing my wifi network, I began sniffing my packets, and ran tcpflow -i en1 -c I want to get the sniffed ...
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What is the difference between Promiscuous and Monitor Mode in Wireless Networks?

In Wireless Networks, you can put your wireless card in Promiscuous or in Monitor Mode. What is the difference between these two modes ?
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What's the best route to watch network traffic on our networks?

We have a single switch that routes all our different offices around the country using Meraki VPN. We have a VM on the switch (to the extent it can see all subdomains and different IP addresses in our ...
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How can I monitor traffic of devices on my WiFi? [closed]

I have my kids cell phones attached to my router. What can I install to view what they are browsing and the media they have? I want to make sure my kids are safe
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Reassemble sniffed packets [closed]

I am attempting to analyse my WiFi network with on Mac OS X, is there a tool to reassemble TCP stream from Wireshark capture. I would like to see the entire HTML pages that are passing through the ...
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how to monitor a Wifi (802.11) network?

How to capture a sequential stream of data between two machines, making no assumptions about network layer protocols? On wired network, one can do it by ARP spoofing and then sniff the network. One ...
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How to know what domains other clients visit if I have no access to the router?

As a client computer, I am behind a router to which I have no access. Is it possible for me to know the domains or IP addresses that other clients visit? I want to know which clients often download ...
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How to hack a switch connected network with static ARP?

For example, if there is a network with three computers connected to the same switch, Alice, Bob, and Eve. If Alice and Bob add each other on their own ARP list as a static ARP entry, and Eve wants to ...
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Can wifi administrator see data transfer over android phone. precisely gmail app communication

sometimes I connect to wifi outside my home in office , restaurants and friends house. I want to know if wifi administrator can see the exact data my android phone communicates? I am only concerned ...
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How does wireshark detects online-messenger traffic?

I have been working on how to find use of online messenger (e.g imo.im, ebuddy) using wireshark. I'm doing , as i need to build SIEM (security information event management) use-cases which detects ...
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Security measures against packet sniffing

I work in a environment where packet sniffing can be easily done . I was worried about my confidential data . Please suggest how is it done and precaution which i can take at client level.
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Any one know about UDP traffic on source port 26221?

On my captured network traffic i observe a flow having a source udp port of 26221 and have different destination udp ports. Some of these destination ports were standards IANA ports. The average ...
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What's most standard way to secure internet connections and protect privacy?

It's common knowledge that Wi-Fi, or other Internet connections, should be encrypted via a VPN to be secure, and to hide our real IP address from intermediary network observers. However, one can't ...
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Trying to figure out Gmail login in Wireshark

In my pentesting lab I'm using ettercap for do a mitm to a XP VM. I go to gmail, accepting the false certification, and here I start to sniff with wireshark. I put some false account like ...
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Which Wifi encryption method is secure?

you may wonder apple just removed ethernet port from new macbooks which means we have to use wifi! i made a wifi hotspot with my windows laptop to use for my macbook (my modem don't have wifi because ...
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Capturing and decrypting my own SSL traffic

When I use browser or wget to access another site, some sites will only use HTTPS / SSL automatically. When a site doesn't provide content without encryption, how do I capture what my computer sends ...
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How do the authorities know who's downloading protected software?

Out of curiosity do the web based file hosting services such as Oron and Rapidshare store information about who downloads what? I ask because I'm wondering, when someone is "caught" downloading ...