Combating Packet Sniffing

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Provided by: Research In Motion
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
For years, computer-network administrators have used packet sniffers to monitor their networks to diagnose and solve problems. However, sniffers today have the potential to cause personal harm because they allow a hacker to confiscate confidential information. Organizations cannot afford inside agents to sniff out important data which could harm their business. Despite the existing encryption algorithms used to tackle this problem, sniffing is a major concern. This paper adds a new perspective by proposing to use the concept of fake packets along with the existing ciphers.
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