When you hear “attack on a computer”, what do you think?


Bishopteam

You probably think it’s some guy sitting behind a computer, using the internet to conduct attacks.
What people do not realize is that even if a computer is not connected to the internet, it’s still vulnerable to an attack through the magic of war dialers.
What are war dialers?
War dialers. also known as hammer dialers, are special programs that call some phone number and wait for feedback. If the feedback is received within the first ring, the program knows it’s a computer. Otherwise, it hangs up and dials a different number.
The word war dialing was popularized by the movie War Games. Although most networks nowadays have protection against war dialing, a more modern approach would be a port scan.
Currently Juliar doesn’t support any war dialing (unless someone already created a module for it); however, it does have two operations:
1. Port scanning,
2. Figuring out whether someone…

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