The suspects who lifted the personal data of 45.7 million customers from TJX's processing systems hatched their elaborate plan some two years ago at a Marshalls outlet in Minnesota, where they used simple technology to tap into the store's wireless connection, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
First there was Sniffer, Network Associates' traffic capture and analysis tool, which rapidly carved itself a position as the tool of choice for network engineers of all kinds. Then there was Sniffer Wireless, bringing the capabilities of the Sniffer engine to 802.11 wireless networks, a logical extension to the Sniffer brand which already supported a range of environments including LANs, remote networks and telecom networks. Now we have Sniffer Wireless PDA, porting that wireless analysis suite to a handheld platform, targeting network managers and security professionals with an overriding need for portability.
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