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

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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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Facebook login on HTTP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Facebook login form using SSL without https in the URL? If you access http://www.facebook.com/, in the top right side there is the login section. You can enter ...
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Spying on insulated cables (electromagnetic/induction field)

I hope this is the right forum to ask this question. If not, please tell me where to go. From my understanding most cables have an electromagnetic field around them when data passes through them and ...
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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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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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Will packet sniffing still work if all connections go through a local proxy?

Will packet sniffing work if all connections use a local proxy? You are forced to use this proxy to get a connection to the internet at all.
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Unencrypted FTP to transfer encrypted data - okay if IP-restricted?

If unencrypted FTP over the public internet is the only file transfer option for a particular situation, what security concerns are applicable assuming: The data being transferred is strongly ...
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Doesn't seem to be able to capture the packets I need [ANSWERED]

I've been trying to capture Telegram messaging application's packets (for my class project) but I couldn't get anything out of the punch of captured packets I got. Telegram does AES-256 encryption ...
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Etterfilter file-contents injection

On the etterfilter(8) man page, there is a section about the inject() function, which takes the contents of a file and injects it in a packet, or as its own packet when coupled with drop(): ...
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Anti-sniffer for USB [closed]

I'm looking for a Windows utility that can list all drivers, driver-filters, services, sniffers and other information for a selected USB port. I want to check if my "USB connection" is confidential. ...
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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 traffic on a secured wifi connection

Open wifi is a security risk since all the data can potentially be sniffed by anyone. What I want to ask is even on a secured wifi (which requires some kind of password for authentication), the data ...
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Rebuilding images from raw traffic [closed]

I've got a tcpflow log file that has the following: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: nginx Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:49:29 GMT Content-Type: image/jpeg Content-Length: 12177 Last-Modified: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 ...
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Sniffer attack on mobile [closed]

I have Nokia lumia 625. And a guy hacked it using sniffer. That's how much I know about it. He has access to all my online texts(eg. Whatsapp, messenger etc) . and also to offline carrier text ...
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Mobile traffic sniffing using Cain

As far as I know - and please correct me if I'm wrong - Cain does not support WiFi cards. So if an attacker wants to perform ARP poisoning without being connected through Ethernet to the ...
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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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Padding of 802.11 packet with 0's in libpcap [closed]

I am trying to send probe request to Access Points.But whenever I send a probe request packet it is padded with 0's i.e I see two packets on wireshark for every packet I send : a non-padded packet and ...
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Weird IP addresses showing up on my server

I have a personal server located in the US, I use it to execute code which requires a lot of resources. I sometimes have apache running on my server, to test php code. I recently left my apache server ...
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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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Is hack.chat safe from packet sniffing?

So I recently found this tool called hack.chat. It's a disposable, browser-based IM system. If I were to use this at a friends house, public network, or at work, it is possible for someone on the ...
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How can I detect OS by sniffing network traffic?

Is it possible to sniff a network (WLAN) and find out what operating system are installed on network clients (PCs/Phones etc)? I am using Ubuntu.
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How common and how easy is sniffing plaintext communication?

So the first reason we give to encrypt content is to prevent against a man in the middle sniffing all data. That is the reason ssh is used and not telnet for example. But in today's networks where ...
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Can we track sniffers in a network?

It is very simple to launch Wireshark in monitor mode and listen to connections in the host network. I have come across a program called SniffDet. Is it an all round solution for finding sniffers on ...
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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 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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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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Can the FiddlerCore library be used for Malware (e.g. MitM attacks)?

I've used the excellent Fiddler web debugging software before and have recently come across the Fiddler Core headless .NET library which gives you all the abilities of Fiddler in library form. It's ...
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Browser Unable to Fully Authenticate HTTPS

I'm attempting to fully verify the HTTPS encryption using Chrome & Firefox but both browsers currently display the connection as 'including resources which are not secure'. I have tried using ...
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Can anyone with access to root CA private key decrypt HTTPS traffic?

Can anyone with access to root CA private key decrypt HTTPS traffic of sites using certificate signed by that CA ? and if yes do he need to be man-in-the-middle or just monitoring traffic is ...
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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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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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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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How can I remotely detect versions? [closed]

I want to know how to remotely detect a software version. Once attacker knows the version installed, he can exploit published vulnerabilities. So it will be useful to know it when doing penetration ...
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DNS resolution attacks by flooding spoofed replies

Each DNS request has an ID of 16bits. In the event that an adversary is unable to sniff the query, a way to spoof the DNS reply is to flood the resolver with many replies. Request from victim Query ...
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localhost to localhost ICMP traffic that is suspicious.. any idea of what is creating this?

I keep seen this on my tcpdump output.. is prob something very simple and logical but I can't see to see any process with lsof or netstat doing a ICMP request to it's own 127.0.0.1 every 2-3 secs... ...
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Is it possible to bypass sniffing when using port mirroring?

INTERNET <-A-> ROUTER <-B-> PC Let's theoretically think we mirror the port on a ROUTER to a file. So the full network traffic on it. Question: is it possible to still have ...
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Sniffing external networks from a public network (place)

There is something that I can not understand. If you are preparing, building up an attack from a public place (coffee shop, restaurant ect.). How can you be tracked by law enforcement? I'm asking ...
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sniff mobile application to find whether packages sent to the third person [closed]

I suspect that my messages via Viber are being sent to another person - because to my mobile have access a lot of people and it could be possible that somebody installed there some software or ...
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Dump SSL traffic from a Java applet

I have a smartcard that can be read by websites using a Java applet (see http://www.springcard.com/online/applet_pcsc/). I would like to monitor and is to replay packets going from this java applet to ...
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Sniff email content inside network [closed]

I use Cain and Abbel and I want to see the email content. If you help me becouse I don`t know to see the content. I see the email in the section password but I need to see the email content . I can ...
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honeyd is still a good alternative?

I've been investigating to deploy a honeypot for research purpose, Honeyd seems like the most popular and adequate option to my needs, but it seems too old, the last version of this software was ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Log to file my own SSL traffic coming from websocket

I have to decode and capture my own traffic that come from a websocket WSS listening on port 7072, when I use browser to connect to my data provider. My idea is: to redirect traffic to ...
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Attack on Android phones [closed]

In the Metasploit attack on Android, the exploit requires the victim to install a malicious app which they have to open. The app then creates an open session which helps us to sniff data. My question ...