security question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zblaxberg, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. zblaxberg Guest

    zblaxberg

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    #1
    ok, so I am very computer savvy however don't understand the whole network/packet sniffing kinda stuff. I do have a friend in school however who has told me a program such as Hamachi might be useful. Has anyone ever heard of it?...used it? or is anyone really able to explain what it does in english please?

    edit: I was just wondering because I've heard a lot of people in colleges are getting packet sniffed and i'd rather not have any of my personal info released
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Portland, OR
    #2
    A packet sniffer basicly captures every network packet it can see and writes them to a database for you to persue at leisure. This is generally not something you need, unless you're a network admin* or a security professional*. Or, I suppose if you're up for some nefarious fun and want to steal information from people.


    *which clearly you aren't since you didn't know what it was.
     

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