Hacking Wireless Networks with Man in the Middle Attacks - Video

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Hungry Man, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man

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  2. wat0114

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    Interesting video. Note that the guy recommends Gmail because it encrypts traffic.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    Yep. Not that it'll help you much if they know what they're doing. But it'll certainly stop this particular attack.
     
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    It's definitely something to think serirously about. I suppose what it comes down to is if one is going to use a public wifi, don't do anything over the network that involves private information, especially banking and anything else requring password and other personal info submission.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Pretty much. It's easy to get gmail passwords sitting in a starbucks, or any other email client for that matter.

    Still, I go to starbucks with my computer and often use GMail. I just kinda figure no one is going to be trying anything.
     
  6. wat0114

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    Yep, that's kinda my approach on it as well. I've never yet seen anyone in a Starbucks that looks like a hacker, anyway :D
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    I don't look much like a hacker lol and I wouldn't consider myself one but I certainly could steal a loooot of info at starbucks. But I kinda just assume that not everyone has the knowledge or motivation to do it and even if they did it's not very nice =p
     
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    That sounds suspiciously like relying on common sense...:p
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    Oh I'm the first to say I'm a hypocrite lol
     
  10. x942

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    Well apparently you haven't seen me yet ;) I love going to starbucks and seeing people leaking data and perform MITM attacks and redirect them to other places. Although I do it for fun and never actually use any info I find. My favorite is doing the ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ :D
     
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