When I was researching a security flaw in the wireless protocols I came across an interesting video in youtube. Showing a “man in the middle” attack, done using a windows pc. I`ve heard this attack was easy using a Backtrack OSs, but never expected it would be that easy using a windows PC. I managed to hack my personal network(which I consider secure) for about 5 minutes.
The idea of the “man in the middle” attack is very simple and it is a great way of showing you how vulnerable your data and passwords are. Once connected to the target network and found your victim, your pc lies to the router that it is the target PC, while in the same time lies the target PC that it is the router. That way the target PC sends all its packets to you(the attacker). These packets may contain a lot of worthless data, but may contain HTTP POST packets with passwords for your favorite sites(always use https by the way).
There is a great video showing the attack and the needed tools. And I`m attaching it below. I sucessfully tried this on my local network, so if you have any questions write them in the comment section below.
When I was reading the tech news today I came across an interesting network device, that is worth mentioning. No, the device is not just another NAS. The thing that differs it from any other device is the ease of access in the home network, as well as from a remote connection. The only thing you need to access the NAS is have its special flash key and remember its domain name. Yes it is that simple.
The device features two 3.5 mm hard drives and two flash keys(you can program every flash drive from the device itself).
If I cought your attention you can read more about the device in its home page here.
On this year`s CES intel announced a technology for wireless streaming hi definition from you supported pc to a device connected to your TV`s HDMI. The technology is pretty much that…streaming amazing amounts of information wirelessly. The interesting device is saving you lots of meters expensive HDMI cable, while letting you stream movies from your laptop on your TV as easily as just playing it.
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Recently I bought a TV tuner and mounted it on my desktop pc, but soon after that I thought that it would be cool if I could stream the Video and Audio from the tuner through my home network. That way I could watch TV on my laptop without having an actual tuner in it. I started searching and after few minutes I found the solution. It is called VLC media player and it is pretty straight forward. Maximum 10 minutes after I installed I was streaming the TV in my whole home network. You can use it to stream all kinds of video and audio and also watch streamed content.
Nowadays, almost each one of us owns a wireless router.But the wireless encryptions give us a false sense of security. In this article I`m going to show you a way for you to test your own network for vulnerabilities. The only way to make sure your personal information remains personal is secure your home network. The best way to do that of course is try to hack it yourself. This way when you find its vulnerabilities you might be able to fix them. If you think that your WEP or WPA-PSK network encryptions is unbrakeable, you are wrong.
The software I`m talking about is infact a whole operating system based on linux. As the developers wrote “BackTrack is intended for all audiences from the most savvy security professionals to early newcomers to the information security field. BackTrack promotes a quick and easy way to find and update the largest database of security tool collection to-date.”
There is a LiveCD and Thumbdrive version of the software, so you don`t have to install it on your HDD to try it. It is pretty straight forward software if you don`t understand something you can find most of the features explained in Google and even YouTube.
This are just a few of the things you can do with backtrack. It is an amazing OS, showing us how vulnerable our networks are.
Of course you can ask your questions in the comment section.
- TFTpd32 with WinPE
- Image of Windows 7
- Daemon tools to mount the image