Sniffing out security problems in Windows networks

A network analyzer is a tool that can uncover security vulnerabilities on your Windows network. Learn how to use a network analyzer and what to look for in this screencast.

A sniffer is more than just a troubleshooting tool. It can be used to assess bandwidth usage, investigate Windows passwords and find port scans and malicious attacks in action. Find out what else you need to know about Windows network sniffers in this screencast from security expert Kevin Beaver.

About the author: Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, speaker and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC. He has nearly two decades of experience in IT and specializes in performing information security assessments regarding compliance and risk management. Kevin has authored/co-authored six books on information security including Hacking For Dummies and Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies (Wiley) as well as The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). He's also the creator of the Security On Wheels information security audio programs providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. Kevin can be reached at kbeaver@principlelogic.com.


This was first published in October 2007

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