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password sniffer


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An unauthorized program which monitors the traffic down a transmission line and captures the first hundred or so bytes of data that are emitted when a network connection is established. Within this data is the password employed by the user to gain access. The password is extracted and an intruder then uses it to gain unauthorized access to the network.

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