Network Sniffing

Network Sniffing definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A passive technique that monitors network communication, decodes protocols, and examines headers and payloads for information of interest. It is both a review technique and a target identification and analysis technique.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-115

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary