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This month, Peter Giannoulis of The Academy.ca demonstrates the popular, free network protocol
analyzer, Wireshark. The tool has the ability to capture network traffic, including files from tcdump, Microsoft Network Monitor, Sniffer PRO and more.
See how Peter uses
Wireshark to hack into a recorded VoIP phone call.
For more information about the tool you've seen here:
- Learn how to sniff traffic in this Wireshark tutorial
- You've seen the capabilities of Wireshark. Now learn how to keep packet sniffers from finding your sensitive data.
- Having trouble interpretting a firewall alert message? See how tools like Wireshark can help.
Hear what guest columnist Scott Sidel has to say about the popular network protocol analyzer.
Want more screencasts? Make sure to check out our other demonstrations of today's security tools.
About the author:
Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains www.theacademy.ca, which provides organizations streaming video on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.
This was first published in July 2008