So far this hack is only reported to work in Europe. Basically all you need is a blank SIM card and a SIM card reader/writer, oh and the instruction posted at the link below:
Sure its old news, but I just thought some peeps would like to know.
For everyone out there that keeps commenting on “How To Hack Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc etc” (MOM), here’s a great article on hacking into a gmail account WITHOUT using fake login screens or any of that pesky hard work. TG Daily has this great article, “Point and click Gmail hacking at Black Hat” that gives you a peek into the latest and greatest way to get into someone else’s email account.
Here’s an excerpt:
[...] The attack is actually quite simple. First Graham needs to be able to sniff data packets and in our case the open Wi-Fi network at the convention fulfilled that requirement. He then ran Ferret to copy all the cookies flying through the air. Finally, Graham cloned those cookies into his browser – in easy point-and-click fashion – with a home-grown tool called Hamster.
[...] But if that wasn’t scary enough, Graham told us that he can even log in the next day or possibly several days later into the Gmail account. “I can just copy the data to a file and replay it later. I’ve been able to log into Gmail accounts one day later,” said Graham.
Since the attack relies on sniffing traffic, using SSL or some type of encryption (like a VPN tunnel) would stop Graham in his tracks. However, many people browsing at public wireless hotspots don’t use such protections.
“You’re an idiot if you use T-Mobile hotspot,” said Graham.
I personally love the last comment there from Graham… just sayin.
One last note, read the friggin article. CLICK THE SOURCE – PLZ kthx.
There, let’s hug it out bitches!!!
Another great article from ARS Technica entitled, “Average PC is a smorgasboard for a new MP3-eating trojan” points out that all your MP3’s may be in danger.
Source – ARSTechnica
[...] an avid MP3 collector in the butt if a new worm makes its way into their computers. A newly-uncovered worm called W32.Deletemusic does exactly what its name implies—it goes through a PC and deletes all MP3 files in sight. And that’s it. Simultaneously low-threat and highly annoying, the worm makes its way from computer to computer by spreading itself onto all attached drives of a given PC, including flash drives and removable media.
Obviously the W32 prefix leaves us Linux and Mac users in the clear, but the Windows folks out there should keep their guard up. Make sure you have your anti-vir apps up to date with the latest definitions and, as always, watch what you download and which emails you open.
Keep it secret. Keep it safe!
Check it. Beware emails bearing games or links to games.
The infected emails actually harbour the Romario-A worm , which in addition to launching a game starring the linguine-loving Italian plumber, also attempt to infect other unprotected computers by mass-mailing copies of itself.The worm is also capable of spreading via removable shared drives.
That’s the meat of the article but there’s more to it than just Romario-A, read the rest of the article.
Anyway, I was just impressed with the Romario-A worm’s ability to spread itself WHILE you get to play Mario!!
But seriously, don’t be an idiot and open spam. Even if the email is from someone you know, don’t just click any forwarded link or media that your pals send you. Hell I don’t even open fwd’s from my mom!