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Need to eavesdrop a network? Try Microsoft's new free tool.

Need to sniff a network? Find out what's going on? Want to discover passwords your software is sending in clear-text... or see someone else's?

Microsoft's soon-to-be-released free Network Monitor 3.0 can do it. Worryingly, unlike utilities like Ethereal, it's also extremely easy-to-use.

Nobody's criticising Microsoft for making a cool, easy-to-use network tool, but the fact is any operator of a large LAN should be afraid ... unencrypted network traffic just got a whole lot easier to tap.

News source: APC Magazine

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