For people who have heard of Face niff or Firesheep , they must have a idea, how easy these apps make it possible to access Facebook accounts of people in your wifi network. Now we have another app called DroidSheep based on Firesheep which gives you access to Facebook ,Flickr ,Google account etc of anyone logged in your wifi network. This apps can even bypass WPA security. Okay let me stop here and elaborate for people who did not understand what i said above.
We do come across wifi networks in public places such as airports,cafes , restaurants and offices. Now if you have an android tablet , you need to install Droid Sheep from android market and here you will find yourself accessing Facebook , Google , Flickr , Youtube accounts just at one click.Difficult to believe but trust me it’s quite easy. Thanks to open wifi networks. The purpose of the article is not to promote use of such apps but rather such apps should be used to find loopholes in wifi network . Besides this we also wants to create an awareness as how unsafe these public wifi spots can be & how vulnerable these new devices are.
Now the question that people must be having is that how is it that one can access others accounts .The app works even on networks protected by WPA and WPA2 encryption schemes by using a technique known as ARP spoofing to redirect local traffic through the attacker’s device. An attacker would have to know the wifi security password, however.