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    capture messages

    Hey guys. I want to learn how to capture messages on my network at home. Specifically, I want to be able to capture text messages that go across my router.

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    Re: capture messages

    Text messages that you are sending from your phone or other type of messages such a text chat utilities on your computer ?
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    Re: capture messages

    Can I do both? I am trying to control and find out what is being sent and received on my network.

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    Re: capture messages

    Wireshark/tshark will allow you to see what is on the wire, assuming it's not encrypted.
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    Re: capture messages

    do cell phones encrypt messages by default?

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    Re: capture messages

    If you are referring to SMS messages, these will not go across the IP network. SMS messages will use the GSM/CDMA network instead.

    If you are referring to IM clients, some encrypt messages and some don't, you'll have to see.

    I would just say that if you are intercepting messages going across the IP network, you probably should let any users of your network know that they may be subject to monitoring. Depending on your location, this may even be a legal requirement.
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    Re: capture messages

    Quote Originally Posted by spynappels View Post
    I would just say that if you are intercepting messages going across the IP network, you probably should let any users of your network know that they may be subject to monitoring. Depending on your location, this may even be a legal requirement.
    That was underneath my first question. Unless more info is given by the OP, I recommend no further help.
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    Re: capture messages

    This is my home network. Users are family members. particularly minors. I don't think that they have any legal requirements.

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    if your concern is minors on your network, you should look into a solution such as dansguardian. that's the extent of the assistance that I would be willing to give in these types of situations, as they carry legal as well as ethical issues.

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    Re: capture messages

    ok, well thanks your your help.

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