IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Aniket Burande, Ankita Pise, Sameer Desai, Yohan Martin, Sejal D’mello
The wireless communication, like Wi-Fi, is insecure and is vulnerable to attacks like packet sniffing. The login credentials in HTTP packets can be extracted from the IEEE 802.11 packets using tools like Wire-shark and can be misused by the attackers. This puts the whole data and the system into risks. The main goal of this paper is to show that packet sniffing can be avoided by ‘SSH tunneling’. The concept of SSH tunneling can actually be a good defensive mechanism against the packet sniffing attacks and can also make the communication over wireless networks secured. Also, why SSH tunneling is beneficial has been justified.