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| Promiscuous mode can also be enabled on most hardware routers. A | hardware router in front of a private network with promiscuous mode | enabled allows public internet users to access (sniff) all the | traffic passing through the router as well as insert packets. This | is major security leak and one that spoofers look for. |
I am curious, how do you do that? From what I understand, a promiscous mode allows someone on the box to see all packets that hit the interface. How does it allow an attacker (outside the box) to sniff packets hitting that interface?
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