Wirelessly hacking Gmail and more - Video tutorial

We’ve all heard about the pitfalls of unencrypted wireless connections, but yet thousands of people still obliviously surf the web and check emails on vulnerable Wi-Fi networks and public hotspots. A couple of months ago we wrote about the ‘Point and Click’ Gmail hacking techniques demonstrated at the Blackhat and Defcon computer security conventions, but […]

We’ve all heard about the pitfalls of unencrypted wireless connections, but yet thousands of people still obliviously surf the web and check emails on vulnerable Wi-Fi networks and public hotspots. A couple of months ago we wrote about the ‘Point and Click’ Gmail hacking techniques demonstrated at the Blackhat and Defcon computer security conventions, but for many people simply reading about a hack isn’t enough. In this article and accompanying video, we’ll teach you have to perform the same attack and you’ll probably be very surprised at how easy it can be done.

Before we get into the rest of the article, we want to thank Robert Graham, founder and CEO of Errata Security, for showing us the “sidejacking” attack at this year’s BlackHat computer security convention. His sidejacking term referred to the way his two programs, “Ferret” and “Hamster”, are used in sniffing and replaying cookies. The freely downloadable programs don’t directly attack passwords or computers to access webpages and emails, rather they compromise the wireless network itself. You can read Graham’s sidejacking blog post here.

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