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mitm for smartphones

November 18, 2009 By: Guy Mizrahi Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

I have read this article about Man-in-the-middle attacks demoed on 4 smartphones.

Lets see… are they really saying this?

Can you really hack and manipulate clients of a non secured wifi lan?

It has been discussed a lot of times and demo of this attack is everywhere, so what is new here?

A free public tool (SSLstrip), an unsecured wifi access point and some technical skills can give you the power to hack any client near you.

but what is newย  here that deserve an article?

the fact that they attacked a smartphone?

I see no news here.

Smartphones are small computers. you can hack them as easy as you can attack a pc.

(well, maybe it is easyer on the iPhone because you already knows that the root password is alpine ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

What need to be said is that:

The knowledge and the way of think of a hacker is not limited to computers, phones or even electornics.

The hacker charm will work on everything: a person will be manipulated using Social Engineering and your credential will be stolen wherever you keep them.

The attack of a hacker is not because of the technology can allow it. It is happening because you allow this.

So? you want to surf without being hacked?

click here to download this and youll be safe (Just kidding! ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

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