International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP)
The wireless communication, like Wi-Fi, is insecure and is vulnerable to attacks like packet sniffing. The login credentials in HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) packets can be extracted from the IEEE 802.11 packets using tools like Wire-shark and can be misused by the attackers. This puts the whole data and the system into risks. This paper is to show that packet sniffing can be avoided by 'SSH tunneling'. The concept of SSH tunneling can actually be a good defensive mechanism against the packet sniffing attacks and can also make the communication over wireless networks secured.