Wireshark Basic Overview

What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is open source software for Windows and UNIX/Linux, open source meaning that anyone can download it for free and can if they want alter the source code however they please. Wireshark is considered the best network packet analyzer you can use today.

But, What is a network packet analyzer?

A network packet analyzer captures network packets on a specified network and would then display very detailed data about the network protocols of each packet.

Typical users of Wireshark are:

Network administrators- who can use it to troubleshoot network issues

Cyber Security Engineers- Can watch and see any attempted attacks on a network

Developers- to Debug protocols

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For more information on Wireshark check out

https://www.wireshark.org/

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