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Re: Detect Network Sniffing
From: Kenneth Walling <metajunkie () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 11:36:46 -0500

While there is work being done with "quantum computing" that involves being able to measure extremely small 
fluctuations in voltage changes on a line - there is nothing that I know of that can guarantee you aren't being sniffed.

A sniffing device does not need an IP address.  In fact, one can physically cut the transmit wire on an ethernet line 
to ensure that a listening device has no way to respond to anything.  I have used this technique to physically secure 
IDS monitoring sensors.

All it takes to sniff, is to have a card in promiscuous mode - so that it simply grabs all traffic.

Metajunkie

On Nov 7, 2011, at 7:11 PM, Dagni McPhee wrote:

Is there any way to detect if a sniffer is being used to analyze my traffic before it gets onto the Internet? Also is 
it required for a sniffer to have an IP address or can it sniff while remaining "uncontactable" on the network?

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