is an easy to use
program for Linux
that monitors your network for instant messenger
conversations. Or, put another way, it lets
spy on people!
painfully obvious just how insecure people are when they are conversing
via instant messenger. Hopefully, this will induce the creators of
these IM programs to fix them.
do I get started?
First, connect your
computer to a network. Wireless is a good choice; most (but not all!)
networks are "switched" networks, and hence won't work. You've gotta
use a "hub" type network; all wireless networks are "hub" type networks
(to my knowledge), so you can't go wrong!
2. Next open up ChatSniff as root (be careful to install all
dependancies), and select your network interface in the preferences.
Make you've selected
the interface you're connected to the wireless network with.