Module 01 - Phases of Penetration Testing

Module 02 - Footprinting

Module 03 - Scanning

Module 04 - Enumeration

Module 05 - System Hacking

Module 06 - Trojans

Module 07 - Viruses & Worms

Module 08 - Sniffing Traffic

Module 09 - Social Engineering

Module 10 - Denial of Service

Module 11 - Session Hijacking

Module 12 - Hacking Web Servers

Module 13 - Web Applications

Module 14 - SQL Injection

Module 15 - Wireless

Module 16 - Mobile Hacking

Module 17 - IDS, Firewalls & Honeypots

Module 18 - Buffer Overflows

Module 19 - Cryptography

Introduction to Sniffing Traffic

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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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