Parts of Active Sniffing

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Background: In passive packet sniffing, no packet will be generated by the sniffer utility. Packets are simply gathered up by the tool; it acts as a network probe/snoop, analyzing and capturing the traffic without intercepting or altering it. An active sniffer, on the other hand, will create and send spoofed packets as a means to manipulate switches into treating the false MAC address as if it were genuine. Active sniffers also capture packets. Any sniffing that takes place on a network using switches will by definition fall under the active sniffing category.

Q: Which of the below are the parts of active sniffing?


Answer is complete. Select more than one answer if applicable.


a. ARP spoofing

b. MAC flooding

c. OS fingerprinting

d. MAC duplicating

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