Many people come to Null Byte looking to hack Facebook without the requisite skills to do so. Facebook is far from unhackable, but to do so, you will need some skills, and skill development is what Null Byte is all about.
Sometimes, if you have a bit of skill, a bit of luck, and a bit of social engineering, you can get Facebook credentials. That’s what this tutorial is all about. If you don’t take the time to install Kali and learn a little aboutnetworking and Linux, this won’t work for you—but if you are willing to take a little time to study here at Null Byte, you can probably gain access to someone’s Facebook credentials very easily with this little trick.
(All Facebook users should take note of this if you don’t want to get hacked.)
Step 1: Install Kali (If You Haven’t Done So Already)
The first step is to download and install Kali Linux. This can be done as a standalone operating system, a dual-boot with your Windows or Mac system, or in a virtual machine inside the operating system of your choice. No, this cannot be done with Windows! Windows, for all its strengths and ease of use, is not an appropriate hacking operating system.
Within Kali, there is an app called the Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF). It is capable of helping you hack the victim’s browser and take control of it. Once you have control of their browser, there are so many things you can do. One of them is to trick the user into giving away their Facebook credentials, which I’ll show you here.
Step 2: Open BeEF
Fire up Kali, and you should be greeted with a screen like below. You start up BeEF by clicking on the cow icon to the left of the Kali desktop.
When you click on it, it starts BeEF by opening a terminal.
BeEF is an application that runs in the background on a web server on your system that you access from a browser. Once BeEF is up and running, open your IceWeasel browser to access its interface. You can login to BeEF by using the username beef and the password beef.
You will then by greeted by BeEF’s “Getting Started” screen.
Step 3: Hook the Victim’s Browser
The simplest way is to simply embed the code into your website and entice the user to click on it. This might be done by such text as “Click here for more information” or “Click here to see the video.” Use your imagination.
The script looks something like below. Embed it into a webpage, and when someone clicks on it, you own their browser! (Comment below if you have any questions on this; You might also use the MitMf to send the code to the user, but this requires more skill.)
From here, I will be assuming you have “hooked” the victim’s browser and are ready to own it.
Step 4: Send a Dialog Box to the User
When you have hooked the victim’s browser, its IP address, along with the operating system and browser type icons, will appear in the “Hooked Browsers” panel on the left. Here, I have simply used my own browser to demonstrate.
If we click on the hooked browser, it opens a BeEF interface on the right side. Notice that it gives us the details of the browser initially. It also provides us with a number of tabs. For our purposes here, we are interested in the ‘Commands” tab.
Click on the “Commands” tab, then scroll down the “Modules Tree” until you come to “Social Engineering” and click to expand it. It will display numerous social engineering modules. Click on “Pretty Theft,” which will open a “Module Results History” and “Pretty Theft” window.
This module enables you to send a pop-up window in the user’s browser. In our case, we will be using the Facebook dialog box.
If we click on the “Dialog Type” box, we can see that this module can not only create a Facebook dialog box, but also a LinkedIn, Windows, YouTube, Yammer, and a generic dialog box. Select the Facebook dialog type,then click on the “Execute” button the the bottom.
Step 5: The Dialog Box Appears on the Target System
When you click “Execute” in BeEF, a dialog box will appear in the victim’s browser like that below. It tells the victim that their Facebook session has expired and they need to re-enter their credentials.
Although you may be suspicious of such a pop-up box, most users will trust that their Facebook session expired and will simply enter their email and password in.
Step 6: Harvest the Credentials
Back on our system in the BeEf interface, we can see that the credentials appear in the “Command results” window. The victim has entered their email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” and their password “sweetbippy” and they have been captured and presented to you in BeEF.
If you are really determined to get those Facebook credentials, it can be most definitely be done, and this is just one way of many methods (but probably the simplest).
If you you want to develop the skills to an even higher level, start studying here at Null Byte to master the most valuable skill set of the 21st century—hacking.
Working as a cyber security solutions architect, Alisa focuses on application and network security. Before joining us she held a cyber security researcher positions within a variety of cyber security start-ups. She also experience in different industry domains like finance, healthcare and consumer products.