Mobile Based Wireless Network MiTM Attack Illustration

Posted: February 6, 2012 in Penteration Testing


Bilal Bokhari from Illustrated perfect example of Mobile Based Wireless Network MiTM Attack on his blog. Bilal want to share this article with our Readers at THN, Have a look :
If we look at the history of computer development, the computer developers/engineers just 10 years back did not have any clue as to how this industry is going to be, the way this industry we have today. The Computers and its applications nowadays are more powerful and much smarter than ever before. Computer applications are used in every industry like engineering, designing, music programming, web development etc which enables their users to come up with amazing products every day.
So far so good the story of the computer development sounds amazing but there is a problem with its development. When computer applications are developed, they are not particularly a complete perfect solution. They contain some flaws or bugs which can be exploited by computer hackers.
Normally when a computer “Exploit” or “Flaw” is discovered, it is either fixed quickly by its developers or it is exploited by the computer hacker. The computer exploits which are discovered by computer hackers before the applications developers are “zero day vulnerability” and if they are exploited then they are called the “Zero Day Attacks”. It is just one explanation of how computer users can be affected, but there are other different types of computer based attacks that can disrupt computer communication flow. They can either be user information disclosures, DDOS attacks, Website defacements, Botnets, Trojans, Spywares, Email spam and etc. All these mentioned attacks utilize some applications, operating system and procedures which act as a platform in order to make them happen and to affect a targeted user. So it is clear that a platform and a target are required in order to launch a successful computer based attack.

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