Hi, I'm new to the list.
During my seacurity self-teaching process, I've
heard about network interfaces being in 'promiscous'
mode.. and this being a Bad Thing(tm)
I get the idea, but what kind of workarounds are
there, aside from encrypting every communication ?
A sniffer needs a machine to run on; and to read packets
over the local net, it needs to be inside, right ?
( or can it spoof ? )
Is it every necessary for an interface to be in promisc.
mode and if not, how do you 'switch it off ?'
Thanks in advance,