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Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by SecPar, May 25, 2013.

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    Hi-- Is it possible that within one same network, while my Window PC has been already infected with a firmware rootkit, my internet activities from iPad got transferred to the attacker as well?
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    Firmware Rootkits infect a specific terminal, not the network. Have the threat removed and you'll get the thorn pulled out
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    but can the rootkit somehow turn the Network Interface Card into some promiscuous mode and capture all the net traffic? because I heard that rootkits can manipulate hardwares.
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    A computer can record most traffic on it's local network. Heck, you don't need a root kit for that. There are programs you can buy that will do this.

    So yes, if your computer is infected it is possible that your iPad's internet traffic is being recorded. Any information sent from or to your iPad could be intercepted. This is why it is important to make sure all sites that you use with confidential or financial data are secure sites; using the https prefix and having a certificate. While this data can still be intercepted, it will be encrypted, and nearly impossible to decrypt.

    Data on the iPad itself is still secure. The other computer can only see what goes in or out.
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    If your computer is off its card won't see traffic through the router.

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