Tag: Wireshark

Stealing Your Personal Information on a Wireless Hot Spot is Painfully Easy [Demonstration]

Wi-Fi Hot Spots: Just how easy is it for a hacker to steal your personal information over an open Wi-Fi network? The answer is that it's painfully simple. Nowadays, we have https, which uses SSL/TLS encryption to encrypt our traffic between our device and the Web server hosting our favorite Web sites. But, not all ...

PenTest Edition: Performing a Man-in-the-Middle Attack on a Wireless Network Using Cain & Abel and Wireshark Without Monitor Mode

IntroductionA man-in-the-middle attack occurs when an attacker sits in the middle of the communication between two victim devices, secretly relaying information back and forth on their behalf, similar to a proxy. It can be thought of as active eavesdropping. The attacker cannot only see the communication traveling to-and-from the victim devices, but can also inject ...