Wireshark is a network analysis tool formerly known as Ethereal, captures packets in real time and display them in human-readable format. Wireshark includes filters, color-coding and other features that let you dig deep into network traffic and inspect individual packets.
Wireshark is used to inspect data passing through a network interface which could be your ethernet, LAN and WiFi.Wireshark inspects ‘Frames’ which includes ‘Packets’ travelling on the network. It is capturing all the packets that are sent and received over your network and it can decode them for analysis.
When you do anything over the Internet, such as browse websites, use VoIP, IRC etc., the data is always converted into packets when it passes through your network interface or your LAN card. Wireshark will hunt for those packets in your TCP/ IP layer during the transmission and it will keep, and present this data, on its’ very own GUI.
Wireshark is key tool to hackers to analyse the traffic over the network.
Click a packet to select it and you can dig down to view its details.
Wireshark is available for all version of Windows,Mac and Linux. You can download and enjoy it at your end.
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