IMSI Catchers

An IMSI catcher is essentially a false mobile tower acting between the target mobile phone(s) and the service providers real towers. As such it is considered a Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attack. It is used as an eavesdropping device used for interception and tracking of cellular phones and usually is undetectable for the users of mobile phones. With the recent wave of femto cell technology  available to the general public; Hackers are turning these useful devices…

WiFi Pineapple; Decrypting SSL Traffic on Mobile Applications

Introduction Most people view the WiFi Pineapple as in intrusive piece of kit. Marketed as a WiFi device that can trick unsuspecting clients to connect to the AccessPoint (AP) because the device is sending out Probe responses that match devices Probe requests.  From there a victim is then susceptible to Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks, interception and traffic manipulation.  The device has been famously used on Channel 4’s Derren Browns Apocalypse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derren_Brown:_Apocalypse),…