I have a homework in which I should explain how I would break into a server, retrieve a file and cover my tracks. My main question: is it possible to packet sniff a remote web server?
Other information would be appreciated on covering tracks.
Edit. the complete question:
In attempting to gain unauthorized access to data, hackers perform the following operations:
- Reconnaissance (Active or Passive)
- Gaining Access (operatating system, application or network level)
- Maintaining access (uploading or altering data)
- Clearing tracks.
Briefly describe how you would go about doing these and what tools you would use. What counter measures can someone put in place to block you?