By Matthaniel Cowell– Do you have an Android phone? Is it rooted? Well, congratulations, you can hack any Facebook account of anyone who is using Facebook on the same wireless network you happen to be using. A new app called FaceNiff makes this all very possible.
The way this app works is very simple. The app “sniffs” for any unencrypted connections to Facebook or Twitter on any currently connected network. You view and submit posts and statuses on other Facebook profiles just like if you had legitimately logged into your own Facebook. Now, we should also mention that you avoid having your accounts susceptible to this by simply setting your Facebook and Twitter accounts to use HTTPS by default, as HTTPS connections are encrypted and therefore not detectable by FaceNiff. The author of this program, claims that this also will work for Twitter, and some obscure Polish social networking site, Nasza-Klasa (I assume this is because the author is Polish).
Use this responsibly folks. If you are inclined to hack don’t be stupid about it. Just secure your stuff first.
The FaceNiff site:
How to set Facebook to use HTTPS by default:
How to set Twitter to use HTTPS by default: