What is Sniffing
§ Sniffing is a data interception technology.
§ Sniffing is generally referred to as a passive type of attack and difficult to detect.
§ Sniffing involves capturing, decoding, inspecting and interpreting the information.
§ The purpose is to steal information usually User ID, Passwords, Network Details, Credit Card Number etc.
Sniffing Ethical Usage
§ Packet Capturing.
§ Network Traffic usage and analysis.
§ Packet conversion for data analysis
§ Network troubleshooting.
Sniffing Unethical Usage
§ User identity and password stealing.
§ Email or instant message data stealing.
§ Packet Spoofing
Type of Sniffing Attack
§ MAC Flooding
§ DNS Poising
§ ARP Poising
§ DHCP Attack
§ Spoofing Attack
§ Password Sniffing