|Contacts Population using gmail|
Did you ever get messages from unknown numbers ? Probably you are a victim of the Contacts Population vulnerability. Dont worry, I explained in the 12th post in this series how you can protect yourselves and your loved ones against this vulnerability effectively. You can find that article here
In this article, I am going to explain how this Contacts Population technique works. This article is only for education purposes, and to alert my readers how serious it is before you or some of your loved ones become the victims of this.
What is Contacts Population Vulnerability?As the name indicates, this is a technique to generate a number of real contacts. These contacts can be used to send spam messages or to send messages to unknown numbers. At the time of writing this article, Many instant messaging apps lime Whats-app, line and Viber are vulnerable to Contacts population method.
How Contacts Population Works?As you know, Whats-app automatically finds the numbers stored in your contacts and if they are using the Whats-app it automatically lists them as your contacts in your app and show their profile pictures and their status.
As the mobile contacts are 10 digit numbers, and the Numbers are assigned in series as telecom circles, anyone can easily generate a series of mobile numbers in a particular city, and can use this series of numbers to find all the profile pictures and the status information of those in the particular series of number.
Seems this difficult? read below!
What you need?All you need to do this is a phone with Whatsapp, and a laptop/desktop with a working internet connection , a Gmail account, and an Excel sheet !
Got every thing ready ..? see my next post to see how to do it yourselves!!