Tool and Usage
- GPLv2 or later
- Programming language
- Gerald Combs
- Latest release
- Latest release date
Wireshark is a mature project with many users all over the world. Its library is stable and can be used by both graphical as text-based interfaces. With many books and even conferences around the subject, this tool is a safe bet to have in your toolbox.
Usage and audience
Wireshark is commonly used for network analysis, network traffic analysis, security assessment, or troubleshooting. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
Wireshark is known to work on Linux and Microsoft Windows.
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