How to Spy on Traffic from a Smartphone with Wireshark

So you want to know what that person who is always on their phone is up to? If you're on the same Wi-Fi network, it's as simple as opening Wireshark and configuring a few settings. We'll use the tool to decrypt WPA2 network traffic so we can spy on which applications a phone is running in real time. While using an encrypted network is better than using an open one, the advantage disappears if the attacker is on the same network. If someone else knows the password to the Wi-Fi network you are using, it's easy to see what you're doing at that moment using Wireshark. It can allow an attacker to... more