Today in this article, we are going to learn how to hack an Android phone connected on the same Wi-Fi router through a step-by-step approach. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
First, we need to know a few basics before we jump into the actual process so that you have a clear idea of what’s going on when it’s being explained.
DNS stands for the Domain Name Services. The job of DNS is to resolve a domain name into its particular IP address so that any device which wants to communicate the specific webpage knows where the webserver of that individual webpage exists on the Internet.
When you want to visit a website or use any Internet service, your web browser is going to send a request to your DNS server. This DNS server is basically configured by your router or by your ISP. You can even set your own DNS server by accessing your control panel, and you can use any DNS server of your choice.
After the DNS server receives a request – it is going to resolve the domain name into an IP address, and the connection is made to that IP address, which is going to reach the webserver at the end.
In this method, we are going to replace our existing DNS server with OpenDNS. This OpenDNS is going to show us the request that is received from our network, which means that we will now be able to see all the web pages or all the requests that are made to the web pages from our Wi-Fi network.
Now, let us see how to configure our Wi-Fi router to use Open DNS as its DNS server and you can hack a cellphone without touching it.
Set up OpenDNS account
Firstly, go to OpenDNS.com and click on login. Now you will be taken to a login page, just click on the sign-up link. Once you go there, enter all the details like your first name, last name, company email, company phone, company name, and your country. Once you are done entering your details, click on Create my trial.
Now, you can see a message which says your free trial is almost ready, and you will get a 14 days free trial. You should receive a confirmation email from OpenDNS by now, so open your inbox and check for the email.
Once you click on the “Activate your account” link there, you’ll be taken to an account creation success page. Over here, create a password and click on submit. Now, go ahead and log in to your account.
Then you’ll see a pop-up with two DNS IP addresses, just copy these two IP addresses into your notepad. Now go ahead and give your network a name on that pop-up. Finally, click on next, and click on next again, and then select “Start Using Cisco Umbrella.”
Install OpenDNS IP address updating tool
Now you need to download and install the OpenDNS IP address updating tool on your computer because you might be having a dynamic IP address and this is required in that case.
Here’s the link for you http://www.opendns.com/download/windows/, just download in your PC and run the setup file and proceed with the installation process.
Now open the tool and log in with your OpenDNS account credentials. Once it is done, just close the window.
Configure your Wi-Fi router
Now it’s time to configure your Wi-Fi router. Open your command prompt as administrator and type in “ipconfig /all”. Under wireless LAN adapter, note the default gateway and copy it.
Now go to your browser, open a new tab, and paste the IP address into the destination bar and hit enter. You will see your Wi-Fi router login page, log in to your Wi-Fi router by using your credentials.
In most cases, the default credentials will be admin and admin. Once you click on login, you’ll see your Wi-Fi router user interface page. Now you need to change the DNS server address.
If you’re using a tp-link router, you’ll find this option when you click on networks, and then you can see a page where you have to select “use these DNS servers.” Then go back your notepad where you saved the server addresses, from there copy and paste the two DNS server addresses into the primary DNS and second a DNS respectively.
Once you pasted this, just click on save. Now you have successfully configured your Wi-Fi router so that it uses the Open DNS servers.
To test whether the changes made are successful open your browser, and go to Internetbadguys.com. Make sure you’re connected to your Wi-Fi network, and if a page shows up with a message like “This site is blocked due to a phishing threat,” then Congrats you have successfully configured your router to use the Open DNS service. Now you’re ready to go.
Now go back to your Cisco and build a dashboard and click on the “overview.” You need to wait at least 24 hours to start seeing the report on your dashboard. After around 24 hours you can see the reports on your dashboard.
So, this is it. Now, whenever a PC or Android phone connects to this same Wi-Fi network, you can hack someone’s phone is being done online using that device.