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Digitizor Tech Show [Episode 1] – Sniffing Packets using Snort (Basics)

By Debjit on August 1st, 2011 

Presenting the Digitizor Tech Show, which will feature a series of video casts pertaining to small hacks on the computer and the networks, which might make your life a bit easier. Nonetheless, if you are new to the topic being covered, don`t worry, just watch through the entire videocast. You might grasp some new stuff. For ne querries, just leave comments or mail me directly 🙂

This is our first Episode, covering snort basics. Snort is a packet sniffer and a network intrusion detection blackbox. It performs protocol analysis, content searching/matching, and is commonly used to actively block or passively detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, web application attacks, SMB probes, and OS fingerprinting attempts, amongst other features. The software is mostly used for intrusion prevention purposes, by dropping attacks as they are taking place. In this video cast we will see that how un-encrypted data, sent over a network can be easily sniffed/detected using snort. Thus never ever send important data like PINs, passwords, checkout codes, un-encrypted over the internet.

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Episode 1- Sniffing Packets using Snort - Basics

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Digitizor Tech Show [Episode 1] – Sniffing Packets using Snort (Basics) was originally published on on January 29, 2009 - 11:39 pm (Indian Standard Time)