Passive Network Traffic Analysis
Security Focus tells us about
Passive Network Traffic Analysis.
"Through passive monitoring, a security admin can gain a thorough understanding of the network's topology: what services are available, what operating systems are in use, and what vulnerabilities may be exposed on the network. Much of this data can be gathered in an automated, non-intrusive manner through the use of standard tools, which will be discussed later in this article."
(Submitted by Noel Mon May 26, 2003 )
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