Packet Sniffer

Packet Sniffer definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Software that observes and records network traffic.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

Software that monitors network traffic on wired or wireless networks and captures packets.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-86

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary