How to Phish using Host Files
Do you what is the easiest way to hack social media accounts. The answer is phishing attacks using the host’s file or also known as host file hack. Many people try to use very complicated tools when it comes to hacking. In most cases, there are very easy ways to hack victims using social media. So without further ado let us show you how you can hack social media like Facebook twitter etc. using the host’s file.
Table of contents
- What is the Hosts File
- How to hack social media accounts using the host file:
What is the Hosts File
The host’s file is a simple readable text file located on your windows device that maps IP addresses and domains. The main purpose of this file is to some tasks like assigned a local domain name, redirecting a website to another domain, blocking a website, create website shortcuts, etc.
How to hack social media accounts using the host file:
This is a 3 step process. You need to follow all three steps in order to hack social media accounts using the host file.
The core principle is that you edit the local host file to point to the phishing website. Localhost is first accessed and then the Global DNS. By changing the localhost you can sneakily hack any online account if you can do it properly.
The First step is making a phishing page to ensure that the target victims credentials are acquired:
I have already made a number of guides on how to make phishing pages. You can find them below.
what you need to do is making phishing Pages.
The second step is getting access to the target system by hacking the windows device.
So there are many methods to hack windows. You can use any of them to hack windows. Using links, pdfs, word files and so much more hackers can easily hack windows if the system is vulnerable.
Here are all the guides in which I describe hacking windows:
Now that you have hacked into windows.
The third step is to edit the hosts file on a Windows device
First, you need to know where the host’s file is located. To open the target system’s hosts file go to location:- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
So, here is your hosts file exists as shown in the image below:
hosts file location
On the host file you need to do the following:
After the install guidelines and warnings on the page, you will find at least one entry:
below this, type the line in this format:
[IP ADDRESS] [DOMAIN NAME]
Name of the site you want to hack: www.nameofsite.com
Ip address: The Ip address/link you want the target to be redirected to.
Check the image for an example.
Obviously, if you have access to the system then hacking is easier. Just go and edit the host’s file. Then you can skip step 2. But step 1 is a must for hacking social media like Facebook Twitter etc.
This hack is used the most on internet cafes since they have no security and anyone can use the systems. If you have access to the targets system then this hack can be easily implemented. Do note this tutorial is only for educational purposes and to show how hackers can easily hack sites.
I hope you liked this tutorial on hacking social media with the host’s file. This is kind of a roundabout way but is not easily detected by many people.