Email to SMS
Here’s a quick tip I decided to share. I recently made a presentation based on the “Carrier Pigeon” presentation given at Defcon 17. This presentation by Brandon Dixon was based on an attack using conventional email spamming techniques to attack phones. This is a modified version of my presentation, basically making this a tool for good. If you want to check out Brandon’s presentation, recordings can be found here.
There is an easy way to send SMS text messages to phones from computers. All you need is the number you want to text and an email client. This works for any email client whether it be GMail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, Thuderbird or anything else you can think of.
When you compose a new message, you have to know the number you want to text. Then, in the to: field, you put the [email protected]. I found a great list on Tech-Recipes of all of the carrier domains.
Virgin Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now the next time your phone is dead or you only have a computer, you can still keep up-to-date with all your friends with this simple method of texting through email.
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