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Wireshark Network Security by Piyush Verma

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Nailing the CTF challenge

The CTF events are common contents at security conferences worldwide. In some CTF challenges, we are given a PCAP file that needs to be analyzed to solve a particular challenge or generally get the flag. This is exactly what we will be doing next. We will solve the CTF challenge given in the Hack3rCon 3 (http://hack3rcon.org/) conference.

Challenge: Capture the flag in the given PCAP file. This file can be downloaded from http://sickbits.net/other/hc3.pcap-04.cap.

Solution: We will solve this challenge using Wireshark and introduce some other utilities, which will help solve it. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open the PCAP file with Wireshark and see the protocols in action.
  2. We can see that this file contains 802.11 frames. ...

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