Capture Passwords via Your Network Adapter

by Eric Geier [Published on 28 July 2011 / Last Updated on 28 July 2011]

Use this sniffer to listen to your network connection and capture any passwords that pass through.

If you ever forget or lose a website, email, or FTP password, but it’s saved by your computer, you still might be able to recover it.

You can use a utility like SniffPass from NirSoft. It listens to your network traffic and displays any passwords that pass through your network adapter.

Remember, some network sniffers can even capture other users’ traffic. This can be a security or privacy problem, especially when using public network ports or Wi-Fi hotspots. Make sure the sites or services you log into on public networks are secured with SSL encryption.

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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