An introduction to the benefits and risks of Packet Sniffing


With the evolution of technology, network activities have increased excessively. Many day-to-day tasks are intertwined with the internet to function. On one level of the infamous OSI model, the data exchanged between devices is broken down into smaller units and transmitted in the network in the form of packets. These packets contain information that is useful for investigators and network administrators for analysis and troubleshooting purposes. Unfortunately, the bits they contain are equally revealing for threat actors to use for nefarious purposes. Packet sniffing is the technique of…

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