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remote control android, a reverse ssh tunnel

May 20, 2010, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to J00p34 for this link. ]

"If you are so happy to own a android phone, you can log in from remote using a reverse shell making all kinds of fun possible. The android OS is not exactly Linux as we now it, but it has a Linux kernel and can be tweaked to look and feel a lot like a original Linux system.

"Reasons for using a reverse shell include: you can bypass firewalls, you can connect to your phone without knowing the ip, the connection is initiated from the phone so you don't need to have a ssh server listening on your phone. Just think of all the fun this makes possible!

"As the android phone has a build in shell, it's actually possible to install a console emulator from android market, giving you local shell access. Even gaining root access is really easy.

"android root shell

"I would not replace su, but just create another program using a name you only know yourself, making it a lot less easy for rogue apps to "use" the su command. (password protected su anybody?)

"Next thing to do is install connectbot"

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