Question about sniffing

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by david banner, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. david banner

    david banner Registered Member

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    If someone was outside your house with a packet sniffer could they sniff data going wirelessly from your pc to your WPA PSK router ?

    If so would a https site prevent this?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Not if you have WPA2 encryption and they don't know your password. Sniffing from the ISP or internet side of things are different though.
     
  3. david banner

    david banner Registered Member

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    Is is encrypted going from your pc to your router?
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Yes, as long as you've set up a password for your WiFi access point using WPA2.
     
  5. marzametal

    marzametal Registered Member

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    Ahhhhh, the good ol' days... drive-by downloads...
     
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Unless you're using an outdated browser, drive-by installs are very rare and the downloads have to be manually executed.
     
  7. Yuki2718

    Yuki2718 Registered Member

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    Note some metadata such as MAC address or destination IP won't be encrypted.
     
  8. yongsua

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    Actually there are means to break into your Wi-Fi and perform an ARP cache poisonig attack, then strip off your SSL connection.
     
  9. Yuki2718

    Yuki2718 Registered Member

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    Performing ARP spoofing w/out firstly intrude the network is not easy. Also I don't think it's easy to intrude properly secured wifi network, which employ WPA2(AES) with 63 char random password, unless there's serious vuln in router or AP.
     
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