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Network Monitors and Password Security?

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The Question is:

Is there a method of encrypting passwords that are passed from one node to
 another over the network such that they cannot be read by a network sniffer?

The Answer is :

  If you have untrusted accessors (and an unencrypted network), you have
  potential vulnerabilities to eavesdropping.
  Yes, various approaches exist for obscuring the contents of network
  packet traffic.  SSH, SSL, and hardware-level packet encryption are
  some of the available options.
  You can also work to make (untrusted) access to the broadcast network
  medium more difficult.
  Please contact Compaq services for assistance with configuring your
  network to meet your needs.

answer written or last revised on ( 27-SEP-2001 )

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