Traffic Sniffing step by step (W36)


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This course will cover techniques used by hackers to sniff traffic over wire to find valuable information, and threat analyst to find hackers & malicious activities in the network as well as countermeasures for network defenders. It's a practical course with a lot of video content.

This course is self-paced and pre-recorded

You will learn:

  • Dissection of packet and sniffing techniques
  • Traffic analysis techniques
  • Working with Wireshark tool set    
  • Specialized advanced tools for Traffic Sniffing
  • How to manage pcap repository

You will need:

  • System with VMware or virtual box
  • Kali linux 2.0
  • Windows VM
  • Metasploitable

Before you join you should know:

  • Networking basics
  • Linux basics

Course syllabus:

Module 1 title: Introduction of  Listening on Wire

Module 1 description: In this module I will teach you about basics of packet, sniffers and their usage for a hacker & a threat analyst.

Module 1 covered topics:

  • What is Sniffer
  • What is network monitors
  • Sniffers vs network monitors
  • Types of Sniffers
  • Why sniffers are important
  • What are uses of sniffers
  • Switched network
  • Unswitched network
  • Introduction to wireshark
  • Basics of Packets
  • Visualization of OSI layers using wireshark

Module 1 exercises:

  • Lab setup
  • Identify attackers & victims Artifacts from packet
  • Multiple choice quiz

Module 2 title: Deep Dive into Wireshark

Module 2 description: In this module I will teach you advanced features from Wireshark. 

Module 2 covered topics:

  • Navigating the GUI
  • Arranging Wireshark in your way
  • Dissectors
  • Profiles
  • Looking for latency
  • Controlling the capture
  • Capture Filter
  • Display Filter
  • SSL traffic Decryption
  • Remote capture
  • Decode traffic from non-standard port
  • Networkminer

Module 2 exercises:

  • Sniff systems traffic
  • Extract the secret information
  • Extract Files from traffic
  • Multiple choice quiz

Module 3 Title: Advanced Sniffing Tools and Techniques

Module 3 description: In this module we will learn advanced sniffing techniques & tools that hacker use for sniffing and traffic analysis.

Module 3 covered topics:

  • Setting a proxy
  • Arp poisoning
  • DNS poisoning
  • CAM Table/MAC Address Flooding:
  • Burp Proxy
  • Switch Port Stealing:
  • Bettercap
  • Dnssniff
  • MITM
  • Sslstripe

Module 3 exercises:

  • Forwarding traffic with DNS poisoning
  • Port stealing with ettercap
  • MITM with SSLstrip
  • Sniffing SSL traffic with burp
  • Multiple choice quiz

Module 4 title:  Sniffers Command line Ninja

Module 4 description:  In this module I will show how to use traffic sniffing tools command to automate various tasks on packets and introduce wireless sniffing techniques as a bonus.

Module 4 covered topics:

  • Tcpdump
  • Tshark
  • Editing a pcap
  • Tools to manage pcaps
  • Sniffing wireless  traffic
  • Sniffer Detection
  • Safe Guards

Module 4 exercises:

  • Final Exam

Your Instructor: Sumit Kumar Soni

I have more than 12 years of experience in working in the Application and system security field. I'm specialized in the field of Network Threat Analysis, Deep packet Inspection and IDS/IPS testing and evasions. I have exposure to all areas of the security including Reverse Engineering, Vulnerability Research, Exploit Development, Malware Analysis, Pentesting. I have reported security vulnerabilities in various products.




Relevant Certifications:

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanning Professional



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