packet sniffer - definition and synonyms

noun computing

or packet analyser

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a computer program or piece of hardware that can capture data passed over the local network in order to find any information that may be useful

    Let's learn how packet sniffers can be both a great diagnostic tools and a dangerous weapon in the hands of hackers.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/08/2016