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#1 LaptopRookie

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:42 AM

Can a sniffer (wire shark) be used as spyware?

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#2 SpywareDoctor

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:47 AM

Sure.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:48 AM

You mean if you download a modified / not legitimate version? Or do you mean using it to spy on someone else?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:06 AM

Can an incoming IP address be blocked?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:07 AM

This is MY network that I'm dealing with.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:10 AM

Wireshark just captures data, it does not block any connections.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:15 AM

Ok....can wire shark show me where the IP address is coming from? Or what kind of device?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:22 AM

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer.

http://wiresharkdownloads.riverbed.com/video/wireshark/introduction-to-wireshark/



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

You could use some form of geolocation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geolocation_software that might tell you an approximation of where an IP comes from, but that isnt 100% correct.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

And, IP addresses can be spoofed.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:57 AM

Thanks people. Lot of info here.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:57 AM

I've scanned through the info....next question....if wireshark doesn't block IP addresses, then how can I prevent an incoming IP from communicating within my network? How do I block a specific IP?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:27 AM

How to Block an IP Address in Windows 7's Firewall



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

Thanks for the help

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

No problem. :)






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