packet sniffing

packet sniffing

Inspecting packets being transmitted in a network. See network analyzer.
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Packet sniffing, which is the simplest form of intrusion.
Packet sniffing can be done passively because of the hub-based configuration of the APs.
Google used "packet sniffing," a technology used to eavesdrop on a network by intercepting and decoding network communications (7) and to collect users' private data transmitted over unsecured networks.
This was followed by the ability of the provider to deal with packet sniffing (4).
Secure VPNs use cryptographic tunneling protocols to provide confidentiality by blocking intercepts and packet sniffing, allowing sender authentication to block identity spoofing, and provide message integrity by preventing message alteration.
The fully updated second edition of this guide to packet analysis using the popular network tool Wireshark, provides in-depth information on the theory and concepts of network traffic analysis as well as practical real world examples of packet sniffing in a variety of situations.
"Using packet sniffing technology, a malicious intruder can capture sensitive data and compromise network security.
The VPN creates a 'tunnel' in which cryptographic tunneling protocols prevent snooping or packet sniffing, authentication blocks any attempts at identity spoofing and can therefore provide message integrity.
You can have all the content filters and packet sniffing software in place across your network, but if there is someone viewing something he shouldn't be, there is little you can do.
CSI's Marcia is seeing firms switch from harvesting calls witfi packet sniffing technologies to grabbing audio directly from the phone system software using APIs such as Avaya's device media call control (DMCC) and Cisco's Active Recording.
Entegra for Oracle provides a comprehensive alternative to traditional data auditing methods such as application modification, database triggers and packet sniffing, all of which, Lumigent maintains, "are costly, incomplete, and introduce risk.