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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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URL traffic manipulation

In this recipe, we will perform a URL traffic manipulation attack. URL traffic manipulation is very similar to a Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack, in which we will route traffic destined for the Internet to pass through our machine first. We will perform this attack through ARP poisoning. ARP poisoning is a technique that allows you to send spoofed ARP messages to a victim on the local network. We will execute this recipe using Arpspoof.

How to do it...

Let's begin the URL traffic manipulation process.

  1. Open a terminal window and execute the following command to configure IP tables to allow our machine to route traffic:
    sudo echo 1 >> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
    
  2. Next, we launch Arpspoof to poison traffic going from our victim's ...

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