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RE: Web Traffic Security and Eavesdropping
From: "Nick Vaernhoej" <nick.vaernhoej () capitalcardservices com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:54:03 -0600
I think you got it backwards......
The answer is that it really IS possible.
But more information is needed to fully explain how.
- -----Original Message-----
- From: mojorising
- Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 3:06 PM
- Subject: Re: Web Traffic Security and Eavesdropping
- Guys, thanks for these awesome responses.
- So, basically, it seems my friend and I were on the right track when
- we couldn't think of a way some random person could sniff all (or
- traffic going to and from a web site (or any node on the Internet)
- they don't have access to (or have access to a node somewhere along
- the way, like a router or switch). The answer is that it's not really
- possible. This statement primarily holds true under somewhat normal
- circumstances, of course, aside from hacks like the BGP exploit
- mentioned in the Wired article.
- 2008/11/12 Jorge L. Vazquez <jlvazquez825 () gmail com>:
- > agree with that... has lots of information, but it doesn't say
- > Jorge L. Vazquez
- > blog: www.pctechtips.org
- > David Crandell wrote:
- >> That article is wicked!
- >> Kinda one of those blindingly-obvious concepts....
- >> Dave Crandell
- >> Vice President, Information Systems
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- >> 972-758-1300
- >> david () onholdwizard com
- >> -----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-
- >> will explain how.
- >> Regards,
- >> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:46 AM, mojorising <moj0rising () aim com>
- >>> Hi, there. We all know many web sites out there encrypt
- connections with
- >> SSL
- >>> to prevent eavesdropping on user sessions. In a conversation
- >>> 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
- >>> those two points.
- >>> Basically, the question is, can someone out there in the big,
- >> internet
- >>> somehow watch all traffic going to and from another node on the
- >>> (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
- >> --
- >> Shreyas Zare
- >> Co-Founder, Technitium
- >> eMail: shreyas () technitium com
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- >> "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you
- >> there."
- >> --Will Rogers
- >> "So run ..."
- >> -- Shreyas Zare
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RE: Web Traffic Security and Eavesdropping David Gillett (Nov 12)
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