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Ho to review a packet capture file and to verify if the communication is encrypted

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I ran a short packet capture trance to login from my laptop to my work.  I have downloaded the .cap file and I ca open that file up in Wireshark.

I am charged with discovering if:

1).  If HTTP session cookies are transmitted in clear text.

2).  To review cookies and determine if any cookies contain sensitive data.

3).  Ensure all communication occurs over an encrypted channel and that the 'secure' attribute to all session cookies or any cookies containing sensitive data.


1).  I can open the .cap file in Wireshark.    
      a.  I can see syn / ack packets between my laptop's public IP address and the destination.
      b.  How can I find the questions stated above?

2).  Since the SSL portal is using port 443 with a valid certificate, does that make everything encrypted?  Why is there a need for further research with Cookies?
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