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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Second Edition by Abhinav Singh, Monika Agarwal

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Sniffing interfaces with tcpdump

According to Techopedia, packet capture is a computer networking term for intercepting a data packet that is crossing or moving over a specific computer network. Once a packet is captured, it is temporarily stored so that it can be analyzed. The packet is inspected to help diagnose and solve network problems and determine whether network security policies are being followed. Hackers can also use packet capturing techniques to steal data that is being transmitted over a network.

Network managers put in effort to analyze and maintain network traffic and its performance. Different packet capturing methods are used to examine and capture real-time running packets over a network.

Packet capturing involves filtering. Filtering ...

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