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Can Wireshark be used to capture and analyze PII data in a network?

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Today in healthcare environments lot of sensitive data including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are being sent over the network. Can Wireshark be used to capture and analyze these data?

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answered 2022-11-08 02:34:45 +0000

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If the data is being sent over a network on which Wireshark can capture traffic (such as an Ethernet), it can capture that data.

Wireshark can display the raw data from the network for all packets it captures; whether it can analyze the data any further depends on whether Wireshark understands the particular protocols being used and whether the data sent over the network is encrypted.

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Would it be possible to get a source/pcap which contains PII data for research purpose?

Bee gravatar imageBee ( 2022-11-08 23:29:19 +0000 )edit

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