• Subject: Re: AS/400 on alt.hacker
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 15:58:01 +0100

OK Mr. Tricky Guy :-) just kidding !

What about Antisniff at  http://www.l0pht.com/ which says it can "detect
intruders who have installed "packet sniffers" on a network and are monitoring
network traffic" ???

Chuck

Ed Davidson wrote:

> You forget, these are computers.  We can tell them to do something and leave
> them for days/months/years at a time to accomplish the task.
>
> You can have packet capture software capture what you specify.  Do I want a
> password for JoeBlow?  Tell the software to only capture packets with
> JoeBlow in them, and then capture all packets from/to JowBlows computer.
> Save the data to disk.  When I come back to my computer, do a find over the
> packets for the word JoeBlow.  You can kinda tell if the packet is a signon
> packet.   If it is, the password is in the same packet just under the signon
> code.
>
> Specify just to capture packets going to a specific IP address, at port 20,
> 21, 25, and 110.  Passwords are sent in the clear on these ports.
>
> The question isn't if you will be hacked, the question is will the hacker
> get in?   My site gets about 44k hits a week, about 1000 unique visitors.
> Very small by internet standards.  About every other day there is someone
> trying to do something to my internet server that they shouldn't.
>
> This information is available all over the internet.  Anyone looking for a
> thrill can find it and cause damage to someone.
>
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