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25 January 2012

iWifihack Scam



This is one of the biggest spam scams in the history of the internet. Google "iwifihack" and you will get millions of hits. They make $1000s off you for doing surveys. If you you want to hack WiFi on your iPhone / iPad / iTouch click here


iWiFihack method of payment is by completing surveys and doing offers. If you make an app that is supposed to be so good, why not make people charge outright or add mobile ads to the app? So I decided to check out this app. I knew it was fake to begin with. I made a video to show internet users it was fake. That got taken down as it was flagged for inappropriate content. If you do not believe me it is fake, install it yourself if you insist on wasting your time:

1. Download the zip (link at end of page, direct download, no password or surveys)
2. Extract the contents
3. Drag the .app file into iTunes
4. Plug you iDevice in and sync
5. Run a scan
6. Fight and get back at these people by going to this video on Youtube and flag / report it as a scam! If you can't flag it make an account.


So tell me, do these networks show up?
• default
• hpsetup
• HomeLife
• Linksys-g
• Linksys_SES_ 14542


Now, after you run a scan it should hit you that it is fake and the wasted your time and you made them money.


Networks it finds are picture files
I also got threatened by users on YouTube saying that my account would be taken down if I didn't stop reuploading the video. This iPhone app claims that it can hack any type of wifi encryption (WEP, WPA and WPA2) to retrieve lost or forgotten passwords. My research has told me that WPA and WPA2 networks are extremely difficult to gain passwords back. Unless you try one of these WiFi hacking appsBasically, WPA encrypted WiFi cannot be hacked by collecting packets. WPA and WPA2 hacking can be achieved by brute force with a dictionary attack which is impossible for the size of this app. There is now a new method that is able to hack WPA / WPA2 WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) pins using a program called Reaver. But this is only for Linux (Ubuntu and Backtrack). Even still, you need the right USB or PCI WiFi cards and about 2 - 10 hours to successfully crack a WPA / WPA2 pin.


I knew it was bogus to begin with but I wanted to see what length they took to package a fake app. Basically, the networks it finds do not exist, even if you turn the wifi off or were out in the desert, you get the same networks coming up (look at all the blurry, Youtube videos there are. All show the same thing, over and over again. If you have a look at the contents of the .app file, you will see that the networks it finds are .png files. They have at least 188 youtube accounts at any given time that spam youtube, along with threatening users and attempting to report decent accounts for false claims. Clearly if such an amazing app did work, they wouldn't need to:


• Make people do surveys, it would sell it self you could charge quite a lot

• Have to spam people and what they think are competing videos.


Are you mad? I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore! (Network 1976). Really picked on the wrong guy dudes :)


What Can You do to Stop Them?
• Report the iwifihack.net scam to their hosts, GoDaddyThis is what I wrote, copy and paste if you like:

The app they are trying to give as free by making people complete surveys is technically impossible. The package contents of the app show that the networks it appears to find are picture files. Even in remote areas of desert, the same networks show up. This scam continues to spread throughout the internet and much of that traffic gets directed to this domain. See youtube. Same videos, multiple accounts. I hope complaints directed at this website and similar websites are taken seriously. Even if you disregard this as a scam, it still fits into the hacking, phishing and possible malware abuse categories, which is clearly against your own TOU. Thank you in advance,

• Go here, select the videos that are spreading the scam. Flag as inappropriate > Spam > Scams / Fraud
• Flag this at Norton who thinks its safe?
 Give them a taste of their own medicine, spam them with hate on their two facebook pages: Here and here. Report the page as well. Don't forget to unlike after you are done :)  
• Report files to file hosts (e.g. sharecash, filecrop)
• Add a comment below, helps with google rankings and awareness
• Spread the word
• Who else? let me know

So I managed to get a video (although it is not the best video, the best one got taken down) that is deemed appropriate from youtube. It is still up and here it is:




If You Are Looking To Hack:
• Installing Backtrack 5 on a Mac & Windows via Parallels
• Best iPhone / iPod / iPad Wifi Hacking Apps



iWifihack free download here (525 downloads, so far...no surveys) and I am stumped at why people believe, hope and try to install this bullshit. Does not require a jailbreak. See top of page for install instructions. 

17 comments:

  1. SchinasharryschinasJanuary 26, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    Those bastards. They really got me very excited....

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    1. Hello Adrian Woolley, please can you unblock me on YouTube because it seems that you have mistakenly or deliberately blocked me for some reason. This effects me because I can't PM you about writing articles on this website.

      Thank you in Advance

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    2. Hello Adrian Woolley, please can you unblock me on YouTube because it seems that you have mistakenly or deliberately blocked me for some reason. This effects me because I can't PM you about writing articles on this website.

      Thank you in Advance

      Delete
  2. GoDaddy.com is says that iwifihack.net is not an registered domain name at godaddy.com but i will try on youtube to hunt the m*therf*ckers down

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  3. The domain name has been registered through GoDaddy: http://whois.domaintools.com/iwifihack.net

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  4. wow those bitches are going down i hope the FBI look at there site and banned them for life

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  5. First off, anyone can fake an IP route to make it look like it's coming from somewhere it's not.

    And second, collecting data packets is EXACTLY how you hack WEP. It's the EXACT method used when doing it from a full blown OS, like BackTrack 5.

    I am NOT in any way saying what they do is justified. If their fakes, their fakes. I'm about to find out for myself. But get your facts straight if your going to post such an extensive article.

    WEP is cracked through decryption of data packets, and WPA is cracked by obtaining the "4-way handshake" captured from a client in the process of connecting.

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  6. nah dude, they claim they can hack WPA through collecting packets.

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  7. I long suspected iwifihack is a scam, i appreciate your effort in exposing their scam with detailed explanations. I will proceed with the steps suggested above to stop them. I totally agree with you that these scammers must be brought down.

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  8. Ronaldo@yahoo.comJuly 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Those **** are ......"....".........!!!

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  9. You can go to this site and click on consumer concerns and complain about their site and tell them what they are using the domain for. The site below is whats keeping their iinfo private and if you complain there's a good chance they'll take the site down.

    https://www.domainsbyproxy.com/Default.aspx 

    This is the info...

    Registrant:
    Domains By Proxy, LLC
    DomainsByProxy.com
    14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: IWIFIHACK.NET
    Created on: 04-Feb-11
    Expires on: 04-Feb-13
    Last Updated on: 01-Jan-12

    Administrative Contact:
    Private, Registration IWIFIHACK.NET@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains By Proxy, LLC
    DomainsByProxy.com
    14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

    Technical Contact:
    Private, Registration IWIFIHACK.NET@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains By Proxy, LLC
    DomainsByProxy.com
    14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS71.HOSTING24.COM
    NS72.HOSTING24.COM

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  10. Damn I guess im glad i read this before i downloaded it. I was wondering about the WPA thing with the packets. I know with Backtrack you can capture packets and get a WEP key, but have to use one or more dictionaries to crack a WPA encryption. Also, the file size did seem kinda small. So, any luck in finding an app the at least can crack WEP

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  11. Thankyou for your
    guidance, it was a great help. I managed to setup my Netgear in just 1 hour.


    Your help is very much appreciated


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