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Questions tagged [sniffing]

A sniffer is a program that monitors and analyzes network traffic.

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Need Explaination to Xerosploit's Sniffer Function code

I'm looking at the sourcecode of Xerosploit, and there is a piece of code I don't understand: cmd_snif = os.system("xettercap " + target_parse + target_ips + " -P MYSQL, SNPP, DHCP, WHATSAPP, ...
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How to sniff bluetooth traffic to Android app?

Please bare with me with this introduction to the problem. Unfortunately title might be confusing, but it's hard to came up with proper one - let me show you why. I'm trying to decode WM-Bus (Smart ...
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Is using a network sniffer for host discovery a viable option?

Would a packet sniffer like tcpdump be effective for network host discovery and if so how effective is it compared to more active methods such as the infamous network mapper nmap?
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Can we use network hub as an MITM sniffing device?

My intention is to analyze all network traffic which is coming to and originating from a network connected device I have. From the configurations of the device I am able to proxy all the HTTP traffic ...
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What are the dangers of using 3g/4g in smartphones?

Since we should always avoid public networks, is there some sort of attack that intercept my online activity or steal passwords when I'm using 3g/4g? If exists, how I can protect myself from this type ...
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Does someone need to be connected to my network to sniff HTTP requests?

TL;DR Would a potential attacker need to have my Wi-Fi password and be connected to my network in order to read HTTP requests? Over the past year or so, I have made a few DIY home automation projects....
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is it possible to create a WEP wifi that accepts any password?

the same as evil twin fluxion but without captive portal so the victim connects to our fake Wep Wifi that accepts any password after getting disconnected from his Wpa 2 Wifi so we sniff data from the ...
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IPSec Sniff Traffic

I'm wondering if it is possible to Sniff IPSec connections. At the beginning of a connection, the two peers agree on a SA and exchange a PSK or Certificates. What I'm thinking about, is to ...
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How to capture non-HTTP or HTTPS URLs in Burp

I want to intercept URLs except for HTTP and HTTPS, is that possible with Burp Suite? For example, I want to get a response of following URL in Burp Suite: jar:file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%...
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How can I see the data content (HTML, JS, etc) in HTTPS responses in Wireshark?

I'm learning packet sniffing and analysis with Wireshark. At first, I could only see DNS, TCP, and ARP packets. I learned I couldn't see any HTTP packets because it was all encrypted in the transport ...
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Analyze / Sniff all packets from all devices connected to a router

First of all, before explaining what I'm trying to do, let me clarify that my intentions are not steal any information, as it's only for study purposes, not even for my own entertainment. I'm trying ...
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How can I capture all data from a specific device on my network?

I have an iPhone that is connected to my Wi-Fi at home. I want to capture ALL traffic from that iPhone (because it's my network) and record it and view it. I don't have physical access to the device. ...
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How to protect your wifi traffic from sniffing if untrusted people know the password?

WPA2 PSK is used to encrypt packets to and from a router. All the members on the network have the wifi password, so theoritically if one of them is untrustable they could be able to capture and ...
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How to eavesdrop and decrypt the HTTPs communication of an IoT device?

I am trying to setup a MitM scenario between an IoT device and WAN. It is possible and quite easy to achieve same thing for the application run on a mobile device by setting my proxy server(Fiddler)'s ...
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My AP is probing other device?

I just installed kismet 2018 Beta update on my kali and test run it on my host but i came across something that i dont understand and i would appreciate if someone would explain to me. When i check ...
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Bettercap/ettercap unable to detect HTTP packets

Basically, I am trying to sniff the network traffic from my other computer. So here's the situation: I am in a network, where: 192.168.1.1 - default gateway 192.168.1.24 - "victim" (my other ...
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Use bettercap to sniff traffic going through a proxy configured in the browser?

Using bettercap, how can I intercept traffic which goes to a proxy server which is configured in browser? With no proxy configured it is working fine. But as soon as a proxy is set in the browser ...
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Eavesdropping vs. sniffing

I'm taking a coursera course, and they take pains when talking about network security to distinguish between eavesdropping and sniffing. According to their definitions, sniffing involves reading or ...
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How can i sniff Telegram packets before they get encrypted?

So how can I sniff packets that are being sent from my computer to their server and from their servers to me using a sniffing app like Wireshark? right now when i use Wireshark, they are all ...
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Is telnet secure through SSH tunneling

Firstly sorry, maybe dumb question, but I have one service running on my server which can be operated only by telnet (port 23), but I know that telnet is insecure, so I blocked port 23 in iptables ...
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Tor website as proxy like receiving server

I want to create a anonymous application that will send data all the time to my server. I don't want my ip to be exposed so I wanted to use Tor. I wanted to send sniffed packets to this server and ...
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Analyzing pcap on the fly [closed]

I want to create a mini sniffing network. I asked in a previous question about how to capture and decrypt packets in real time. Now I want to analyze it, and I am developing a script for it but can ...
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Sniffing WiFi using monitor mode long-term and decrypting

So I wanted to sniff packets in my WiFi network. To capture them all I use monitor mode (as suggested in my previous question) . I know I can decrypt traffic using key by setting it in the wireshark ...
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Differentiating between IKEv2 and OpenVPN Traffic

There is a WiFi network that I regularly use, and it seems to be blocking all VPN traffic other than IKEv2. I tested this by downloading many of the free/freemium VPN apps from the Google Play Store ...
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Is it possible to intercept the payload of a secure request in plain text?

Consider we run the following request: import requests url="https://secretsub.example.com/secretpath/post.php" payload = {'secretmessage1' : 'foo','secretmessage2' : 'bar'} r = requests.post(url,...
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Sniffing an outbound HTTPS packet - only intercepted by certain software, can't decrypt

I'm trying to sniff an SSL-encrypted outbound packet. It's sent by the game Mass Effect 3 to an EA web service. When I sniff packets with Nirsoft SocketSniff, I can see the packet (positively ...
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Sniffing Tool Using Monitor Mode [closed]

As I understand it (fix me if I am wrong), there are two main ways of sniffing traffic from my wifi. I can use ARP Spoofing, to poison a device on my network then capture all of its communication. I ...
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Where is the data generated by ettercap -T -i wlan0 saved? [closed]

I executed this command out of curiosity: ettercap -T -i wlan0 After a couple of seconds, it started flooding my terminal emulator with loads of data (sniffed data, I guess). I think this data is ...
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Sniffing devices in a serial topology

I have the following setup: PBX Server -> Internet -> LAN -> IP Phone -> Workstation (PC) Which means that my computer is connected to the LAN, through a Dual Ethernet card on the IP ...
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Bettercap output file is empty after capture

I am trying to do a sniffing attack and I want to save a .pcap file with the result of the analysis. I use this command: bettercap --interface eth0 -X --proxy --sniffer-output /root/Escritorio/file....
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Can someone check internet usage using MAC Address [closed]

If I were to briefly connect to a network for like 2 mins would they be able to see everything i've browsed from my home network? If they knew my mac address? Sounds like a stupid question but am not ...
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Identify Network of Wireless Packet

When sniffing wireless packets from multiple networks, how do you tell which network a packet belongs to? The best guess I have right now is that you need to see the handshakes and get the mac addr ...
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Can smart power meters read key presses on a wired keyboard?

Smart power meters are becoming quite prevalent. Question: Can a smart power meter (with patched firmware) read the keys pressed on a wired PS/2 or USB keyboard, connected to a desktop computer? What ...
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How to use Wireshark to capture HTTP data for a device on the same network as me

I've setup a wifi router and connect my Kali Linux laptop and my Android mobile phone to it. I do know the password already (I've set it up) and I want to sniff all the data coming and going to the ...
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Data sniffing on a WEP 128-bit encryption

I am relatively new to cybersecurity and hacking and I aim to learn ethical hacking as a passion alongside my mainstream education(Electrical Engineering). My setup: I have set up my very own WEP ...
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Where would I place a sniffer to capture data in a home network with the following topology?

I am aware of the various techniques that there are to sniff around a network that has Hubs or Switches (port mirroring, hubbing out, use of taps), but I am not sure which method would be more ...
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How do I capture Wifi traffic in the wifi channel spectrum?

How could I capture traffic from every AP near me? For example using tcpdump or tshark and a channel hopping script(Channel 1-11). Is this possible? I have tried with tcpdump and a channel hopping ...
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Can https traffic be sniffed on public networks? and will a vpn help security on public networks? [duplicate]

I'm getting into network security and similar lately (still a noob though) and I was playing around with wireshark. I know you can sniff http traffic very easily and I read here on stack exchange that ...
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Does VPNs even protect ftp and virtual machines connections?

I have to go out for some days and I'll stay in a hotel. During these days I will also have to work on some websites code and VMs that call external APIs. Not being a system administrator nor a ...
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Legality of sniffing own traffic between mobile app and server

Recently I found a bug on a mobile app which claims to protect their users' privacy, however after connecting my phone with burp and installing a certificate I noticed that this app was sending a ...
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How does WiFi NIC monitoring mode work, if at all? [closed]

I always wondered, when connected to WIFI network, does my NIC receives packets directly from other computers (not ones that passed through the router) and ignores them (similarly to what happens when ...
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Sniff packets of a wired computer

in my home network my own PC is connected with a wire to the router. I want to do some analysis on the packets so I got an old laptop and tried to sniff my PC packets with the laptop (that is ...
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Site-to-SIte OpenVPN with shared key

I have two physical sites each with edge router/firewall running pfSense they are directly connected through a WAN link. I've deployed site-to-site OpenVPN using pre-shared key to create tunnel on top ...
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Detecting Guest to Guest Traffic in Virtualbox Using Host Running Snort

Not sure if this is a simple question but I was hoping for some insight into finishing a pentest lab. My goal is to have Snort sniff an attack in a virtual environment between two guest VM's. My ...
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Why does Ettercap scan the wrong hosts?

Details: I'm running three virtual machines on VMware Workstation: Virtual Machine 1: Windows 7. Using static ip: 10.1.1.1 Virtual Machine 2: Windows server 2008. Using static ip 10.1.1.2 Virtual ...
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Security onion only Seeing broadcast traffic and its own traffic

I am attempting to test my new security onion install. I have it set up on a static IP Ethernet adapter in a virtual machine with an IP of 10.0.3.47 When I go launch Sguill, it seems to work well ...
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Does netdiscover spoofs ip address?

I am trying to discover hosts in my network. So I have connected external TPLINK wireless card to my virtual computer for internet and when I do ifconfig, it gives me IP address, 192.168.2.6 I used ...
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Sniffing ldap credentials?

I am going to performing an internal pentest. Is it possible to sniff active directory credentials using Wireshark or Ettercap when a user logs on and authenticates to using their domain credentials?
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Is a Captive Portal Wifi AP as insecure as an open unencrypted Wifi?

As far as I understand, the captive portal is implemented by some sort of iptable firewall rules. Since there is no handshake established during the initial association with the AP(As no passphrase is ...
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How feasible would it be to sniff traffic between an Authentication Server and a RADIUS server in a corporate setting?

For WPA enterprise in the corporate world, is the RADIUS server connected to the Authenticator/Access Point wirelessly or 'wiredly' for most situations? If they are connected wirelessly, does this ...