Darren demonstrates a little man-in-the-middle attack using SSLStrip, an epic tool for removing that pesky encryption from your victims browsing session. Go from secure site to clear-text passwords in one simple step.

Moxie Marlinspike‘s SSLStrip, released at Blackhat/DEFCON this year, is a tool that transparently hijacks HTTP traffic and redirects HTTPS links to look-alike HTTP links. While this description barely scratches the surface, Darren’s segment takes a closer look including a pracitcal demonstration of a man-in-the-middle attack using arpspoof and a little luck with remote-exploit’s BackTrack 4 penetration testing distribution.

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  • First of all, hello to everyone from Italy.
    I appreciate a lot your always interesting and exhaustives hacking videos, but i punctualize that SSLStrip is unuseful without IPTables because of “transparently hijacks HTTP traffic and redirects HTTPS links to look-alike HTTP links” wouldn’t be possibile in absence of that tool; Without IPTables, SSLStrip is reduced to nothing more than an easy sniffer.

  • YearZer0 5 years ago

    ALCOHOL ABUSE!!! lol!

  • Beaverman 5 years ago

    First off all the backtrack “tutorial” was really nice, and you really know what you are doing, i would like you to do a lot more..

  • sniper 5 years ago

    this is probably one of the most eye-opening tutorial here at hak5 !

    btw, check out http://pinoysecurity.blogspot.com for more free tutorials like the one just featured above…

  • Hi,
    I tried you video tutorial, it is very nice to watch but I tried on Mac and Linux Ubuntu machines. It is not at all giving any opened ports list. So how could I sniff the traffic of these machines.

  • I was just wondering, would this method work on a vps machine running a linux distro?
    The reason why I ask this becouse i have a vps control panel which i bought so I can open a few vps users for my friends and me, and knowing one of my friends he is just what my neighbors would call a “get away from my password” guy…

  • DunDead 5 years ago

    I tried to install arpspoof on Sabayon 5.2 but the link you have is missing the install-sh or install.sh file.

    admiral arpspoof # ./configure
    loading cache ./config.cache
    checking for gcc… gcc
    checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works… yes
    checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) is a cross-compiler… no
    checking whether we are using GNU C… yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g… yes
    configure: error: can not find install-sh or install.sh in ./src ./src/.. ./src/../..
    admiral arpspoof #

    Can you post a full src version of the arpspoof

    • create a blank file install-sh or install.sh in src dir.

      alternatively, if your distro has repo, look for dsniff suite (in case or rhel/fedora).

      good luck

  • ulubatli 5 years ago

    How do you attach the alfa wireless adaptor to the monitor of the netbook :)?

  • I wish they had this for windows now i have to use a vbox

  • fatal 5 years ago

    bash: ./sslstrip.py: Permission denied

    whats up with this?

  • filip 2 years ago

    My internet instantly shutsoff on the target ip…

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  • J0hnnyBr@v0 5 years ago

    Check out my script which makes this hack super easy….