Introduction to Sniffing Traffic



Welcome to the Sniffing Traffic Module for Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking.

The Sniffing Traffic module explores and discusses the techniques for sniffing and analyzing network traffic as part of your penetration testing strategy.  The goal is to identify the signatures of information as it’s moved across the network – this is basic packet (information) analysis 101.

The Sniffing Traffic series also stresses the importance of OSI Model knowledge, and it demonstrates how critical it is to know and understand how each layer of the OSI performs, what happens there, and the impact on information as it moves from one OSI layer to another.

The topics explored in the Sniffing Traffic Module include:

  • Whiteboard, which shows the interrelationship of all the basic components utilized for this module
  • And the following simulation labs:
    • macof
    • Driftnet
    • smac Windows 
    • tshark
    • urlshark
    • WebSpy
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