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Idiocy is a warning shot to people browsing the internet insecurely.

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Idiocy is a warning shot to people browsing the internet insecurely.

For more information: http://jonty.co.uk/idiocy

Idiocy quietly watches for people insecurely visiting twitter on public wifi networks, then hijacks their session to post a tweet warning them about the dangers. It was written in response to the release of Firesheep, which will result in a huge increase in session stealing attacks, with no defence other than forcing people to use SSL.

Running idiocy

Idiocy requires libpcap, python-pypcap (http://code.google.com/p/pypcap) and python-dpkt. Also python.

On Linux (as root):

  • apt-get install libpcap0.8 python-pypcap python-dpkt
  • iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor && ifconfig mon0 up
  • ./idiocy.py -i mon0

On OSX:

  • Should be very similar to the above, can someone with a Mac investigate for me?

On Windows:

  • God knows. I do know that getting your wifi card into monitor mode on windows can be difficult.

Notes

  • The code is crap. I wrote it at 7am in a fit of irritation.
  • I'd love to add support for facebook and the like.
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