Hacking Airpods
#1
Hello folks, recently I lost my airpods in my school and they were returned to me by some random guy. When I first reconnected them with my phone after they had been returned to me, they made a sound as if they were calling someone. It's been a couple months since they've been returned, but now whenever I call someone I can only hear them when Im using my airpods (they can't hear me speak either unless I have the airpods in). And very recently, I am no longer able to receive iMessages. Is it possible to hack airpods to do stuff like this? Am I being listened to by some weird hacker dude? Am I just being paranoid? pls lmk ..
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#2
(04-08-2019, 08:39 AM)adam77 Wrote: Hello folks, recently I lost my airpods in my school and they were returned to me by some random guy. When I first reconnected them with my phone after they had been returned to me, they made a sound as if they were calling someone. It's been a couple months since they've been returned, but now whenever I call someone I can only hear them when Im using my airpods (they can't hear me speak either unless I have the airpods in). And very recently, I am no longer able to receive iMessages. Is it possible to hack airpods to do stuff like this? Am I being listened to by some weird hacker dude? Am I just being paranoid? pls lmk ..

Well I don't own airpods but perhaps it has a factory reset. I would say they used it a bit to try it and then returned them to you.
I don't know how they works, but perhaps, it uses bluetooth and it is paired o the other man, so that's why you are hearing his calls. I doubt someone has gotten into hardware just to do this to you.

Try the factory reset and see if it works again.  Else you can try to return them to apple for new ones for malfunctioning.
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#3
I think it is reasonable to assume that it is way easier to hack the device used to perform the call instead, for example the phone. That way you can listen in no matter what headphones used, and do all sorts of stuff.

In addition, hacking wireless headphones would require that the hacker is within reasonable distance of the device. Hacking the phone can be done from the opposite side of the planet.
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#4
Old thread is old... but I'll bite.

Airpods connect to the phone using bluetooth if I remember correctly. So that's a place to start; Look into bluetooth based attacks. Either that or of course like thinkapple said; target the phone. In this case probably IOS since it's an Iphone. There's been plenty of attacks on Iphone in the past, even one-click attacks like this one.

Plenty of other cool PoC of IOS and Iphone attacks:
https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2...ploit.html
https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2...ce-of.html
https://i.blackhat.com/USA-19/Wednesday/...iPhone.pdf

Of course this was quite some time ago and most updated phones should be patched. So you best bet would probably either be to hope victim is using an unpatched/old phone/IOS version. Or get your hands on a 0day. If you want to make your own Iphone 0days, you should probably go into Exploit Development. This is a very big and complex area, we have a section for it here. And since it's IPhone we're speaking about you should probably do yourself a favor and learn Obj-C and Swift (Since I'm pretty sure this is what IOS is developed in).

Edit: I must be tired. Disregard what I said. This isnt even a thread about hacking airpods. It's just a useless spam post advertising OPs links (See greyed out text). Puny attempt to make backlinks.
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#5
(04-21-2021, 04:03 PM)Insider Wrote: Edit: I must be tired. Disregard what I said. This isnt even a thread about hacking airpods. It's just a useless spam post advertising OPs links (See greyed out text). Puny attempt to make backlinks.

lmao Insider, the interesting thing is that I believe they are bots. They re-edited their post to add the links to the thread.
Next time you read this check if they have added it again. Interesting feature I guess haha
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(04-22-2021, 06:42 PM)enmafia2 Wrote:
(04-21-2021, 04:03 PM)Insider Wrote: Edit: I must be tired. Disregard what I said. This isnt even a thread about hacking airpods. It's just a useless spam post advertising OPs links (See greyed out text). Puny attempt to make backlinks.

lmao Insider, the interesting thing is that I believe they are bots. They re-edited their post to add the links to the thread.
Next time you read this check if they have added it again. Interesting feature I guess haha

Good bot design if nothing else. Big Grin
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