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Author Topic: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email  (Read 4834 times)

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15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« on: May 27, 2011, 01:47:39 AM »
http://www.dailymail...tion-hack-email.html

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Hacking in to an email account is easier and faster than you may expect. In fact it takes less than 15 minutes, according to a new study.

A class of volunteers, including a TV producer, a self-employed baker and a retiree, were able to learn how to hack into someone's account in less than quarter of an hour. 

The small group who had limited technological knowledge, followed an online tutorial using a ‘man in the middle’ technique to hack into a computer network and obtain each other’s login details. 

The controlled classroom experiment conducted by Life assistance company CPP  Group Plc (CPP) involved the volunteers following a 14-minute tutorial which is freely available online.

First result for "man in the middle tutorial" turns up this:

http://openmaniak.co.../ettercap_filter.php

Youtube turns up this:



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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 03:22:45 AM »
Is this guy logging in to google without https? I didn't even know that was possible.

And looks like too much effort to get at a password that is: test ;)

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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 04:09:26 AM »
seemed to https in the sniffed output - so why isn't is encrypted?

You can switch off https in GMail - and in the early says http was the norm. I don't think older accounts were automatically updated to https.

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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 04:33:41 AM »
You can switch off https in GMail - and in the early says http was the norm. I don't think older accounts were automatically updated to https.

I have one of the oldest accounts and yes, it was automatically updated to https.

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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 05:08:35 AM »
It's a man in the middle attack, so you get to do whatever you want. :)
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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 06:37:57 AM »
Well I know one TV producer, a self-employed baker and a retiree, and maybe even a butcher or candlestick maker or two who may have read the article, now have an education on why "free wi-fi" should be avoided at all costs. This is a hard message to get out there, articles like this help just a little.
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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 06:47:07 AM »
Well I know one TV producer, a self-employed baker and a retiree, and maybe even a butcher or candlestick maker or two who may have read the article, now have an education on why "free wi-fi" should be avoided at all costs. This is a hard message to get out there, articles like this help just a little.

Hmmm... Now I wonder if it would be profitable to supply something like an entire downtown area with free Wi-Fi...
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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 11:20:00 AM »

Hmmm... Now I wonder if it would be profitable to supply something like an entire downtown area with free Wi-Fi...

Rather like the Chinese were offering for the London subway system during the upcoming Olympics? My, aren't they generous?

By the way, those candle-stick makers get on your wick!

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Re: 15 Minutes to Hack Your Email
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 12:06:34 PM »

Hmmm... Now I wonder if it would be profitable to supply something like an entire downtown area with free Wi-Fi...

Rather like the Chinese were offering for the London subway system during the upcoming Olympics? My, aren't they generous?

By the way, those candle-stick makers get on your wick!

Now that makes sense. :)
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