OS X Sniffer Detection Software/Method?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Houmidity, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Houmidity macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Does anyone know if there is a good sniffer detection app (something like Antisniff) or just a simple method I can use with OS X to determine if I log on to an open wireless network if my traffic is being sniffed or not?

  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    umm i hate to tell you this but there just isnt a way (well kinda). 1) say i preform a man in the middle attack (google it if you dont know) your computer thinks im the router and their's no way to auethenticate im actually the router. 2) If im passively listening to the traffic, say using kismac, i never announce my presence, get an ip adress, or even broadcast a single packet. im just listing and logging.

    what you can do to protect your self is 1) vpn to your work or home (don't ask me how i don't know. its just a way to protect yourself) , 2) use wpa encryption to ward off wireless hackers, 3) dont send crap you dont want others to know about in public places.

    in the performing the man in the middle attack i would be sending out lots of "arp packets" you could run something like ethereal and monitor the amount of "arp packets" but who hell would want to stare at program and monitor the stuff on it.

    sorry about the long post/

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