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RE: Web Traffic Security and Eavesdropping
From: "David Crandell" <david () onholdwizard com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:52:07 -0600

That article is wicked!

Kinda one of those blindingly-obvious concepts....

Dave Crandell
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-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Shreyas Zare
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:31 AM
To: mojorising
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Web Traffic Security and Eavesdropping

Hi,

I think this (http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/revealed-the-in.html)
will explain how.

Regards,

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:46 AM, mojorising <moj0rising () aim com> wrote:

Hi, there. We all know many web sites out there encrypt connections with
SSL
to prevent eavesdropping on user sessions. In a conversation about this
today while securing web services/ applications of one of our sites, a
friend asked how such a thing is possible if the eavesdropper is not on
the
same network as the end-user or server being watched. I couldn't provide a
very good answer and was wondering if anyone out there could. We know how
easy it would be if you were on the same network or had access to one of
the
nodes on either end or even, perhaps, a switch or router, etc in between
those two points.

Basically, the question is, can someone out there in the big, bad,
internet
somehow watch all traffic going to and from another node on the internet
(like a web server for example) without being on the same local network as
the node they are watching? I'm quite sure the answer to this is yes and
if
yes, then how is it done?


Thanks,
Mike



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