I started using this app AirDroid because I couldn’t find my charger cable to make a file transfer between my laptop and my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This app does much more than just file transfers though, and allows you to run everything on your phone from a nifty web interface on your local intranet. Pretty cool!
On this episode of GeekBlogTV, we are trolling the neighbors with bluetooth! We show you how to push messages to any phone near you without having the phone number. I used this one to successfully get my neighbor to quit walking her dog in my front yard, and helped her realize how bad of a human being she was. For this project you will need any POS flip-phone from the pre-2005 era with bluetooth capability.
‘Smishing’ is a new term to hit the net, to describe an ‘attack’ where malformed links are sent to unsuspecting texters, enticing them to click with often perilous results.
A smishing attack is similar to that of a XSS or Cross Site Scripting flaw, in the sense that it takes user interaction to initiate the attack and deliver the payload. The result can be authorization credentials being transferred from one entity to the next, or something so innocuous as a silent Facebook post proclaiming proudly ‘I love buttsecks’
There is not a ‘patch’ so to speak to curb this issue, however, the user can be ‘patched’ and conditioned to not click unsolicited links. This is akin to not answering the guy shouting ‘Hey baby, what’s yo number??’ which, historically, has never ended well, either.
In this episode, we go on a wardrive using an ordinary android phone [HTC EVO4G - http://gkbg.tv/2g ] You can use any Android phone/device with GPS, mobile internet, and WiFi to do this. We show you an app from the app market called Wigle that wraps it all up in a sweet package! CSV databases and everything!
We also have some background vibes to set the tone for the driving montage;
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat The Devils Tattoo (Creative Commons Live Performance, from Free Music Archive)
If you want to cut right to the chase and see how many networks we were able to find, you can skip to the last part where I am showing the results in the database feature that is part of the app.