I'm having trouble understanding certain security concepts and I was wondering if someone could help me out with some questions.
Imagine this setup:
- A home router with a very strong password, that has a wireless AP (WPA2) also with a strong password.
- Connected to this router via Ethernet is a device that is hosting a local FTP server.
In this current setup, is it possible for someone in the area to sniff packets coming from the router and capture FTP login credentials? Or would they need to be connected to the router in order to sniff for FTP credentials?
Or is it not possible to sniff the packets no matter what because the FTP is connected via Ethernet to the router (and is not connected to the wireless AP)?