Sniifing with Cain and Abel

What is Cain & Able ?
Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, recovering wireless network keys, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols. (taken from their website)

Download Link :- (sometimes the link doesn't work)

Softpedia link :- > here <

This tutorial is meant for sniffing only there are a lot other things you can do with cain as mentioned above

How to sniff with CAIN
Step 1:- Install Cain and Launch it

Step 2:- Click on Sniffer tab

Step 3:- Activate the sniffer by clicking 2nd icon (seems like micro chip -- tooltip says Start/Stop Sniffer) from the left on top bar

Step 4:- Click on blue coloured Plus icon to scan for MAC address on LAN or simply right click ->scan MAC address

Step 5:- Click OK on the next window that comes -> CAIN is told to scan all the host in our subnet

Step 6:- Click on APR tab at the bottom

Step 7: Now Click on the Plus sign again at the top to add Computers to sniff on . A windows will pop up . In that windows . Select the router/gateway of your lan on the left side and the computer you want to sniff on the right side. Mostly the gateway is the one with ending octet 1 eg. or as in my case. Ususally last no. is 1

Step 8:- Now you'll see the computers are added to the list. Click on 3rd icon from the left on the top which is like has a biohazard sign . You'll see something like this

Step 9:- Step back and relax and let cain do its work you'll see passwords rolling in passwords tab.(click it to enter password)

well its 3 in the morning and i don't think anyone else is online besides me so this picture does't show you any passwords

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