Real Newbie Needs Help Please

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  1. Newbie
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    Jun 2019

    Posted 03 Jun 2019 Link to this post

    I come to this product and forum on a mission and hope to learn a lot on the way. In the meantime, I am really stuck. My objective is to sniff the IMAP password coming from my iPnone to Gmail because like the idiot that I am, I forget the password and cannot now log into my account regularly, all I can do is get my email via the iPhone Mail app.

    So, what I need to do is detect the IMAP password as it is sent over WiFi to the Gmail servers. Here is what I've done so far:

    1) Installed the program on a Win 7 laptop.

    2) Accepted the certificate it installed.

    3) Checked to make sure there was a rule allowing incoming connections to any port for Fiddler.

    4) Began following each instruction on

    5) Enabled "Allow remote computers to connect.

    6) Restarted Fiddler.

    7) Identified the Fiddler machines' IP address.

    8) And here is where the trouble started because I cannot complete the next task: Verify client iOS device can reach Fiddler by navigating in the browser to http://FiddlerMachineIP:8888. This address should return the Fiddler Echo Service page.

    Every time I type it into the Safari bar on the iPhone, or Chrome on a laptop also connected to the same WiFi, I get an error that the page cannot be found. 3G/4G is turned off, so the phone is definitely using WiFi, as is the third laptop, and I cannot get anywhere with that address. I was wondering whether the router has something to do with this (Optimum) but I figured such a common issue would surely be listed in the instructions page, and moreover, this is all local and I thought the traffic doesn't even hit the router when on the local network, but I could be wrong.

    Any help with this would be great...

    And if I could also ask, once I get this working, what is the precise setup I need to use in Fiddler to find the name/password combination for my Gmail account. I assume I need to identify the exact capture line and click on it, but where would I see the data itself, and is there an easy way to identify what the line might say since it seems to capture so much and it's hard for a newbie like me to make sense of most of it.

    Thanks so much for anyone who can help me!

  2. Kammen
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    Posted 07 Jun 2019 Link to this post

    Hello Jonathan,

    Are you able to ping the FiddlerMachineIP?

    The best way to ensure that the phone and the Fiddler machine are on the same network is to use the machine hotspot and connect the phone to it. 

    This article explains the exact steps how to do so.

    Hope this helps.

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