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Is it safe to share 'pcap' file?

asked 2019-11-09 00:09:13 +0000

DanielKs gravatar image

There is a test by a company that claims to test different ISPs while gaming. For that one of the things they ask for is a pcap file with UDP filter while playing an online game. So my question is, is it safe for me to send them that file? what harm can be done? Thank you

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answered 2019-11-09 07:31:12 +0000

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The risk is that there's other, possibly private or confidential information in that capture file, which you may not want to share. So you have to be careful about how you capture, with appropriate capture filters. Furthermore you can obfuscate the capture file by running it through tracewrangler for instance. Then you have to scrutinise the resulting capture to determine if you find the residual risk of the information you expose acceptable.

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