network monitoring

Manuel Arostegui Ramirez manuel at todo-linux.com
Wed Jun 6 11:26:51 UTC 2007


On Wednesday 06 June 2007 13:21:43 Andy Green wrote:
> Manuel Arostegui Ramirez wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 June 2007 12:41:55 Andy Green wrote:
> >> Another practical issue is that most IM traffic is encrypted nowadays
> >
> > Here in Spain the most popular IM system is MSN Messenger and it's not
> > encrypted.
> > Just a man-in-the-middle attack you'll be able to read all the
> > conversations And it's almost impossible to defend yourself against those
> > type of attacks :-)
>
> Well I guess they would say most email goes out unencrypted too.  Still
> clearly that is good to know if you planned to use MSN Messenger in a
> Coffee Shop type scenario using unencrypted Wifi... you just need a
> man-drinking-cappuchino-with-tcpdump attack to read it all then...
>
> -Andy

That's what I wrote earlier, there's no point of sniffing all the traffic, 
you'll find out NOTHING

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