Silently monitoring using ARP Spoof
Most monitoring softwares require a broadcasted hub or a port mirror switch, or the monitoring program need to be installed at the proxy server.
If you don’t want to buy additional device and change your network topology, IMMonitor provides an arp-spoof tool to help you. However, we recommend you use a port mirror switch for long term use because arp-spoof will has some shortcomings:
Always do not spoof more than 30 computers and keep your computer stable. If your computer hangs or power off when spoofing, the computers being spoofed will lose connections.
Run ARP Spoof from IMMonitor
You need to restart your computer for the first time running arp-spoof. After restart, run arp-spoof again, choose your adaptor and set the mode to “Full duplex”, check the computers you want to spoof and click “Start ARP Spoof”.
Open IMMonitor console with ARPSpoof running, set “Mode” to “By IP Address” in “Monitor settings”. Then open “Online Computers” of IMMonitor, you will able to monitor other computers.
Chat monitor: MSN chat monitor, AIM chat monitor, Yahoo chat monitor, ICQ chat monitor, QQ chat monitor, live messenger monitor.
Email Monitor: monitor emails, monitor email content, monitor company email, monitor pop3 email, monior smtp email, monitor incoming and outgoing emails.
Web surfing monitor.
Chat monitor using IMMonitor
It’s really important for companies to monitor employees instant messaging to prevent leaking of corporations business secret, and increase working productivity.
It’s also important for parents to monitor kids chat activities to protect them.
IMMonitor is designed to silently monitor chat content, monitor email transfer and web surfing activities in local network without installing any programs in client computers.
Here I give a short description of how to using IMMonitor to monitor chat in your network:
To install IMMonitor, please read How to install and deploy IMMonitor first.
Login into IMMonitor.
Login into IMMonitor using username admin, initial password 123456.
After login, you will be able to see all online computers detected. If you can not see other computers in your network. Your deployment of IMMonitor is possibly to be incorrect. Please check “How to deploy IMMonitor” chapter in “Getting started with IMMonitor”.
Online computers list:
The figures under “Chat logs” will show monitored chat message number. Click the figure you will be able to see all messenger id which have been used in this computer.
Click a messenger id and choose a date, you may see all chat history logs and chat content in that day of this id.
Incorrect deployment of IMMonitor will no be able to monitor others computers, it is important to read “Gettting started with IMMonitor” first.