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

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Using an active or passive scan, can I detect all devices connected to or transmitting via a Wifi network?

I know that it's possible to do a passive scan on all channels to see if an access point sends a beacon. However, is it also possible to listen to general Wifi traffic on that channel and assemble a ...
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Rcvd Error Response - Attribute Not Found for Heart Rate Measurement [closed]

I’ve been using the Fitbit Charge 6 Fitness Tracker with the Obsidian Silicone Strap and encountered a persistent issue related to heartbeat rate data retrieval. I consistently encounter the error ...
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How easy is it for hackers to intercept http traffic between VPN exitnode and the destination web service without being inside the VPN or web server?

Let’s say I’m using http connection over a properly set up VPN with secure protocol and implementation. Then, most likely, the connection will be secure all the way until it exits the VPN server. But ...
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How to Sniff Bluetooth Traffic and Determine Encryption on Fitness Tracker Data?

I am attempting to analyze the Bluetooth communication between a fitness tracker (GOJI ACTIVE GFITBK20 Activity Tracker) and its corresponding application (Goji Active) installed on my Android phone. ...
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How to investigate data transmission of a suspicious camera

I recently bought a camera (for indoors home monitoring), and I got suspicious of its behavior data wise. It is set up like this: First you download and install an app called Lookcam onto your phone. ...
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Testing in case of TLS 1.3 with AES-GCM

At work, I'm used to sniffing and capturing on network interfaces by which client and server intercom on LAN in my domain so as to grab genuine business data, followed by my customized replaying to ...
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Is it possible that Telegram's OTP has been hacked?

A couple of my friends have been in a kind of pickle recently. There have been attempts to hack their Telegram accounts and hackers somehow learned their one time pass codes but the login attempts ...
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Do VPNs even protect ftp and virtual machine connections?

I have to go out of town and 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 security ...
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fTPM more secure than TPM when using Bitlocker?

Is fTPM more secure than a real TPM module when using Bitlocker? As far as I know, you should enable pre-boot authentication if you use a TPM module that is plugged separately onto the motherboard to ...
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Can an attacker sniff the encryption details when connecting to a VPN? [duplicate]

I thought I would be protected from sniffing if I use a VPN, even in a setting where my traffic is going through a «man-in-the-middle» either by ARP poisoning or an evil twin attack. Now I was told, ...
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VPN data encryption from VPN server to destination

When we connect to a VPN server, all data that we send and receive are in encrypted form. But when data is sent from the VPN server to the destination, is the data encrypted? If not then any hacker ...
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Is promiscuous mode sufficient to sniff packets in a wifi network?

I'm connected to my WiFi network and I want to capture and analyze packets that other clients are exchanging with the gateway. I don't want to modify the content of these packets and I don't need to ...
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Are there any attacks against TLS 1.1 encryption? [duplicate]

I've been researching the main TLS 1.1 vulnerabilities, and from what I've seen, TLS 1.2 only improves the cryptographic hash functions, because TLS s 1.1 are broken. If these hash functions are ...
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besside-ng "bad beacon" error when attempting to deauth (aircrack-ng)

Equipment: Alfa AWUS036ACH Wi-Fi adapter AC1200 Fresh Install of Kali Linux, fully updated (not on a VM) I have been running across this same "bad beacon" error (sometimes with "DEAUTH&...
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How can authoritarian governments sniff TLS encrypted traffic on mass scale?

I tried sniffing TLS web traffic on my own network and I always run against the following complications: I need to install an additional root cert on my devices I need to root my phone to do ...
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What is the name of the box that hackers connect to a router in order to spy on all your traffic?

I watched a documentary where hackers entered a victim's house by pretending to be from the ISP and then connected a box to a router in order to spy on all of the victim's traffic. Later, the hackers ...
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Is TLS needed on loopback for local security?

So the scenario is that we have a server shared with a number of users, with me being the server administrator and able to determine permission assignments. The server is running a service on loopback ...
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How to capture data and answer with simulated data?

I use Wireshark and other relatively smaller sniffers to make some tests. I share my internet to my second PC. However, I have to spend much time for the following task, and want to know if i can do ...
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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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On the gains and losses of an additional client side stretching of the user password [duplicate]

Picture a state of the art implementation of a website registration and login system. I'm interested in analyzing what a defender gains and loses by feeding the user password to a key-stretching KDF ...
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How to identify L2 devices in a Wide Area Network?

This is sample of a traceroute to google.com: TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 216.58.194.46 [google.com] Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name 1 0 0 0 ...
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Can packets on one home wifi network be sniffed by a computer on a different home wifi network?

It seems that every question I've researched on this topic makes the general statement "on my home wifi network" which doesn't specifically address my question. I'm about to start a new job ...
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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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How to intercepting iOS HTTPS traffic

How can I intercept & parse through the SSL traffic (incoming & outgoing) generated by my iPad application?
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Is authentication through mail clients safe when encryption is off?

When adding an account on a mail client, the SSL/TLS is usually turned off and the encryption method is 'none' (see Outlook example below). Is the password safely sent through the internet when ...
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If I only connect through encrypted protocols like TLS, is there still a risk over an insecure wifi?

Assuming the attacker can read all the traffic (he cracked my WPA2 for example), is there still something he can do if i'm only connecting through TLS and similar protocols ?
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Why do we need to connect to a network to be able to read all packets while packet sniffing?

I can't understand much about packet sniffing operation when it's in a network. Well, packets are encrypted with PTK to prevent sniffing from monitor mode but when we are in client mode and we ...
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What's injected interception?

I was reading this pdf and at slide number 23 and 24 I read "injected interception". What's that means ? in my mind it should be a type of interception that are made by injection. I mean I ...
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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 can someone on the same GPON splitter network sniff my internet traffic?

I currently have a fiber optic internet connection at home. My ISP uses GPON where the ONU acts as a gateway device which has a direct fiber optic connection to it. ONU is a Huawei HG8145V5. I ...
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What information is sent through companies VPNs?

I'm currently working at home. My employer provides me a VPN access to the company resources: intranet, ssh access to computers, etc. I was wondering what exactly means to use a VPN, and what type of ...
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Looking for origin/ verification of malicious domain names [closed]

My network sniffer for websites has discovered a number of hosting domains in the report which I can not correctly assign to categories. I don't know if there are providers behind these domains that ...
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Can a powerline network adapter be more easily used to listen to traffic on another router?

A roommate of mine asked me to connect a powerline adapter to the network. The ethernet cable of the adapter is connected to an Apple Airport Express router which is connected to a Frontier Internet ...
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Can an attacker intercept mobile traffic exploiting SS7 vulnerability?

Can an attacker intercept my mobile traffic exploiting the ss7 vulnerability even if encrypted?
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Can someone use WiFi snooping to see data I send through Tor Browser when I'm not using SSL?

(NOTE: I've read other similar questions, but I'm not at all certain about this, therefore I'm asking.) I travel a lot, and I generally use public WiFi spots and hotels/hostels/boarding houses etc. ...
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What data can be sniffed in a LoRaWAN network at various points?

What data or metadata can be sniffed in a LoRaWAN network at various points like the end-device (node), the gateway, the network server and the application server? Is there exists a standardized data ...
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Is it possible to detect a Telegram user by sniffing traffic?

Here's the article from the Belarusian website http://dev.by, it is an interview with a former member of dictator Lukashenko band (so-called Chief Organized Crime and Corruption Fighting Directorate). ...
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Extrapolating home address of a visitor when they click on an e-mail phishing link (Mr Robot)

In Mr Robot season 3, the feds are set up in a safe house spying on Elliot's internet communications (with packet sniffers?) when they intercept an email from Elliot to someone else containing a link ...
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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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Hide devices connected to WiFi

I'm a noob in home security and networking. I suspect one of my neighbor is sniffing packets destined to my wifi router. I have many questions about this Will they be able to identify the no. of ...
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How to sniff 802.11 packets without going into monitor mode?

Is it possible to sniff or capture 802.11 packets which sends my computer to the router (AP). I know that I can't sniff packets which have a other destination MAC address without going into monitor ...
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Can message length be useful information?

Suppose a packet is encrypted and sent via an insecure channel so that it is intercepted by a malicious third party as well as the intended recipient. As long as a suitable encryption scheme is used, ...
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Wireshark how do I see data from a phone on the same network

So I am wondering how can I see the data on wireshark? I have my router setup to where there is no password so I can automatically connect whatever devices on to my network. First I connect my phone ...
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How to avoid password TCP message sniffing and subsequent hijacking

I'm developing a TCP Streaming API for "IoT" devices in LabView. The TCP Server will be listening to a certain port, and our devices will try to connect to it. In order to know that the connecting ...
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What does WPA2 traffic look like to a packet sniffer that is not connected to the network?

Imagine there is a wireless network using WPA2, and an attacker has come along with his wireless card in monitor mode. What will the packets from that network look like? Is any information disclosed i....
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How to sniff direct websocket connection in android ( i.e. no HTTP Upgrade connections ) using BURP?

I've pentested a lot of websites and a few apps too but this app eludes them all. On the websites, when there's a websocket upgrade the BURP proxy recognizes it and starts showing it in the websockets ...
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I have .Kismet files in my root directory. Where could they come from and are they dangerous?

I use Parrot OS security. When i was listing the contents in my root dir i noticed some weird file names that end with .Kismet. I know that kismet is a network intrusion detection software which is ...
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Is there a reason why ARP spoofing would be used for spying instead of sniffing promiscuously?

I am a student trying to demonstrate an ARP spoofing attack. To test whether my attack was working I decided to use wireshark to sniff the packets on the attacking machine. At first I thought I was ...
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Intercepting TCP traffic through MITM attack

I'm trying to capture TCP requests through Burp Suite with this hacky method. Basically it listens for user selected protocol requests (TCP/UDP) and then forwards them to Burp Suite (or any other ...
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Is there any point of arp spoofing on a wifi network?

I know that arp spoofing is required on a LAN network due to the fact that data is sent directly to a destination, but what about for a WLAN network? All packets can be seen if you are in promiscuous ...