Facebook Hacking through Android Applications

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An Android application called the FIRESHEEP allows smartphones with running Google's Android Operating System can now be used to hack Facebook user's account and other social site services.

Over Wi-Fi networks when using the said application users can intercept web session profiles probably steal other user's credentials.

The developer of the siad application Bartosz Ponurkiewicz posted on his website.
"It's kind of like Firesheep for (Android). Maybe a bit easier to use (and it works on WPA2!),"  However the hacking is possible only if the the network is not using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and cannot be done if the user is in secure connection. He added "The phone where the app is to be used must also be rooted". For the mean time the latest version of the app can hack Twitter, Youtube, Amazon and Nasca-Klasa.

The application will only work with the following such as:

  • HTC Desire CM7
  • Original Droid/Milestone CM7
  • SE Xperia X10
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Nexus 1 CM7
  • HTC HD2
  • LG Swift 2X
  • LG Optimus Black - original rom
  • LG Optimus 3D - original rom
  • Samsung Infuse
The Mashable article said."While we’re not suggesting that any of our readers should use the app to hack someone’s account (it might even be illegal depending where you live), the sheer fact that such an app exists and is very easy to use means that you should be extra cautious when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks," .

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