This Chapter helps you prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam by covering the following EC-Council objectives, which include understanding sniffers, session hijack, and denial of service. Specifically, this Chapter discusses such items as
Define sniffers and their use by hackers
Sniffers can be a dangerous tool in that they can be used by attackers to capture passwords, usernames, and other pieces of sensitive information.
Describe passive and active sniffing
Active sniffing requires the attacker to subvert the switch in such a way as to divert traffic ...