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Hacking an iPhone over public wifi?

Hacking an iPhone over public wifi?

Postby daviel16 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:24 pm

Hi,
My mate had a strange thing happen to him when over seas in shanghai airport.
He sent an email to his friends about a hook up over seas and his ex girlfriend may have been mentioned (off his iPhone) then jumped on his flight. When he got off the plane he had a msg from his ex saying his email had been hacked as she had received a forwarded email to her with the conversation between the boys. Sure enough in his sent mail there was the sent email with the message "only one Jess in the email address book... People should be more careful sending their emails on a pubilc wifi". Can this happen? He was doing everything off his iPhone not logging onto any other devices in the airport. His ex is a bit psyco so may have worked out his password just to get back in contact.
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Hacking an iPhone over public wifi?

Postby kaleem2 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:28 pm

public wifi is the most dangerous thing. whatever you type is going through the server of the wifi provider. So if s/he want to know what going on, s/he can do that. Its so simple. You can get the passwords even from an https connection, not a big deal.

dsniff, ettercap, wireshark, etc etc , lots of tools are there!

So IMHO donot use personal things like email, facebook etc while on public network!
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Postby beverlee » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:45 pm

Yes one's device can be hacked if it connects to a public wifi. He should consider investing in a VPN that he can use to connect to when using public wifi to encrypt his connection.
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