[Full-disclosure] Packet sniffing help needed
ghooti at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 6 10:44:43 GMT 2005
I have been thinking about packet sniffing and packet capture - it is
because of all of those alerts in IE - you know the ones - This page
is not encrypted and a 3rd party might be listening.
I have been doing some googling and not really found much, but then
I am not too sure what I am looking for.
This is the setup I want to explore.
Comp1(victim1) = Windows xp box, Connected via dial up to a free ISP
Comp2(attacker) = windows/*nix, connected via broadband to different
ISP than comp1
C1< ----- > C3
The image above is my attempt at ascii art - I suppose it represents
the old style wiretap method. where C1 and C3 communicate unaware that
their data is being listened to by C2. C2 has no power to modify the
Is this sort of sniffing possible? or would it have to be more like
C1 < --- > C2 < --- > C3
Which is how i see MITM attacks working. - I suppose this would be
akin to having the telephone operator relay the message, or a language
interpreter changing the message between clients.
I am currently only looking for http data, although i am assuming that
I will have to filter that after I have gotten it all.
I do not want to mess with the data, I would just like to view it.
Would this still count as a MITM attack?
I know its all a bit Hollywood, but i am really curious to see what
information i am transmitting (non https) - and what those warnings
really mean, are they of the McDonald$ coffee "caution contents is
hot" type thing? which i have to say is how i view them. I understand
how proxies cache and transmit data - are the warnings just about
Any advice/ideas/whacking with a lart greatly received :)
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