Passive Aggressive

    Date31 Jan 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3281
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Black hats use 'passive fingerprinting' to identify your operating system without you knowing it. But the technique is useful for white hats too. On January 21st, a new version of an interesting program called p0f was released. p0f is a tool . . . Black hats use 'passive fingerprinting' to identify your operating system without you knowing it. But the technique is useful for white hats too. On January 21st, a new version of an interesting program called p0f was released. p0f is a tool designed for passive OS fingerprinting, identifying an operating system by examining packets being passed over the local network, without sending any packets designed to elicit a response. It's a fascinating area of research, and it may solve the ethical and legal problems associated with active fingerprinting.
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