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Evil Twin Attacks Defined > Creating the Evil Twin - Pg. 66

66 chapTer 4 Evil Twin Attacks When Palin announced she was resigning as governor, he saw a massive uptick in friend requests. He even had people asking where they could send donations for her next move. He never accepted any donations. The longer this charade went on, the more he would post ridiculous posts that Palin would never say. So, more and more people started becoming skeptics and eventually Facebook shut him down. If this doesn't open your eyes, nothing will, except maybe the next section. At least this person had no malicious intent ­ think of what could've happened had he had malicious intent. Regardless, impersonating another person is illegal and the person doing it can be prosecuted. Now that we are a little nervous at how easily this can occur, it's time for us to get downright scared. We are now going to take a step-by-step look at how easy it is to create an Evil Twin account. Creating the Evil Twin Now we get to do the fun stuff. In this section, we are going to take a look at what it really takes to create an Evil Twin attack. You may be surprised at how easy it is to get the information we need and the process we go through. Time for a little disclaimer: do not do this at home and we made an Evil Twin of one of the authors of this book. With that out of the way, let's get started. We will need the following information before we can begin: · The person's name we want to impersonate. That's all we need. Now if we want to make it more believable, we will want to have the following information as well: · · · · · · · · Birth date Hometown Employer High school Special groups they may belong to A profile photo More photos of the person and their family City and state they currently live in You may be thinking that this information is going to be hard to get. Guess what? It isn't. All you need to do is go to Facebook and search for the person. Even if you are not friends of the person, you will have access to all of that information. Why you ask? Because the default privacy setting for it is "Everyone" and we learned earlier that means everyone can see it. However, we do have some security-conscious users out there that do change their default settings. If this is the case, you would not be able to see this info. So, how do we get it? Pretty easy ­ do a search for them on Google or look the user upon another social networking site. More than likely, you will find the information you are looking for.