Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Hack passwords using wifi

 " FireSheep" is a mozilla add on that can be used t  hack thousands of email accounts . As reported by techcurnch, Firesheep has been downloaded more than 104,000 times roughly within 24 hours.

What is so Special about FireSheep?
Using FireSheep add on you can control any account without knowing the username and password . The Social Network giant Facebook is victim of this Firesheep.

" How?" you might ask
Firesheep uses HTTP Session Hijacking to gain the username and password.

What is HTTP Session Hijacking?
an attacker can use HTTP session Hijacking to steal the "cookies" from the victim. Cookies are file which contains the password and username .

Using this HTTP Session Hijacking method, you can hack Facebook Google, Yahoo, Orkut, Flickr etc or any other email account.

How to use this Firesheep to steal the cookies?

You will need this requirements:

-Public wifi access

Step 1:
Download the Firesheep file.
Right click on the file and select "Open With"
and select Mozila Firefox.


Step 2:

Once you have installed firesheep on firefox web browser, Click on view at the top, then go to sidebar and click on Firesheep


Step 3:

Now click on the top left button "Start capturing" and it will start to capture the session cookies of people in your wifi network, This will show you the list of those people whose cookies are captured and have visited unsecured website known to firesheep, Double click on the photo and you will be logged in instantly
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