This exercise is one of our challenges to help you learn how to analyze PCAP files

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This challenge involves using Wireshark to analyze a PCAP file and extract a POP3 login from an email client. POP3, or Post Office Protocol version 3, is used for retrieving emails from a server to a local client. Unlike IMAP, POP3 does not synchronize emails across multiple devices, making it a simpler but less commonly used protocol today.

By following the TCP stream in Wireshark, you will identify the connection between the client and the server. During this process, you will see the client logging in with the username "victim" and a password that serves as the key for this exercise. This hands-on experience enhances your skills in network analysis and highlights the importance of understanding different email protocols.

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