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passwords in clear text sent through ssl

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if passwords are sent in clear text but through ssl, would someboy sniffing the packets be able to optain the password?
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It is possible, if they see the entire stream from the beginning, but it's not worth the time... if they did not sniff the connection when it was 1st established.
http://wiki.wireshark.org/SSL
But after the stream is going, i.e. after the handshake, then it's very very very(infinity) remote. Man in the middle attacks don't work well on SSL/TLS but you could sniff the traffic and not manipulate it and gain information.
-rich
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