Wireless networks have a unique weakness that can enable anyone with the right equipment the capability to capture and read data as it is sent over the airwaves. This could include emails, chats, Web page requests and more. In other words, if it can be sent over a network, it can be sniffed.

Even in the PC environment, sniffers often require Linux or a “patched” version of Windows. If you are familiar with these tools, you will already know that sniffers, although simple in concept, are often complex in interpretation. You need to understand how TCP/IP layers work, what hex and ASCII are, and have a firm grip on understanding how to read network messages. The amount of information is sometimes overwhelming, and it can take even the ...

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