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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Apple Spy on You!

Few weeks ago before the launch of visitors series on MBC, An ad was broadcasted thought the MBC’s Group channels, with a woman that show up on a white background after losing signal on TV, and said “We Came in Peace!”.; nothing special about that, it’s just an ad!( especially for the V lovers and people whom were waiting for it), but the strange about that is that Aljazeera Tv replies by a report, that said  that the MBC channels were hacked by the MOSSAD  ( the national intelligence agency of Israel)  to show that message and to communicate with Arabian people and to try to change their minds!

Recently another information was broadcasted by the same channel, this time is about Apple and The Iphone.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=112100622187271

The Tv report in the video (Arabic only ) aims to prove that the Iphone is used by Apple to spy on the customers and to collect informations about them, their locations and even to use the front and back cameras, the microphone and the sensors to retrieve instant pictures and conversations.

The report is based on apple patent application that describes methods that may enable the iPhone and iPad to “sense” the user, detecting voice prints, faces, activity patterns and even heartbeats. If unauthorised use is detected, then many security measures could be activated.

But what aljazzera missed up is that the informations and data collected aren’t sent to apple but to the owner’s email, to allow him to track his phone, save data remotely or wipe out the device.

Maybe Aljazeera is going to release another rumor with the lunch of HTC Sense 3 which allow the same thing (not totally!), who could know?!?

NMAP on Android

I’ll show you in this topic how to run NMAP on your Smartphone, and exactly on Android Phone!!!

Nmap is one of the most wanted software used by pentesters, it help to gather informations about ports and services running on a machine, services fingerprinting, detecting Os version… it can run on android too by followind these steps.

First of all you need to download the cross compiled arm nmap from here.

Then connect your phone to your pc and on adb:

adb remount
adb push nmap.zip /sdcard/nmap.zip
adb shell (following on shell)
su
cd /data/local
mkdir bin
cd bin
cp /sdcard/nmap.zip .
unzip nmap.zip
chmod 755 *

After that you can run nmap (nmap -v -iR 5 -PN -p 80 –n) using the terminal emulator like on a normal pc!

The downloaded version is 4.0 if you want to test the 5.30beta1 have a look at this!