Is it possible to malicious some device in the same network without the user knowing?

there some people use malicious apps but the problem is the user have to see the dialog box application permissions and install it

is there any other option like use another type file this still malicious android soon is download or soon he is in the network?

I have read in WannaCry attack they say that could be exploited with just access to the same network

  • As I said in your other question, you can do this if the device has a vulnerability that you can exploit. And that is going to be situational.
    – schroeder
    Jul 19, 2018 at 10:03
  • @schroeder What kind of vulnerability, if i spoof the device in url and then url download some malware for the version of android to malicious the device, what is the file this downloaded from url be? so the user not knowing
    – hema ezzat
    Jul 19, 2018 at 10:33

1 Answer 1


As schroeder already said, it depends on what exactly you are attacking. What you describe is essentially "Remote Code Execution". You want remote access to a device, without user interaction being neccessary. In this case, you need some kind of bug in a component which can be reached from outside, allowing you to send malicious data and cause unintended behaviour.

Take a look at Stagefright for example. It was a flaw in the way Android handles MMS. Sending a specific forged MMS could exploit this flaw and gain access to the device.

WannaCry was a little bit different. Afaik it used two ways of distribution. Either simple mechanisms like executing an .exe file, unconsciously activating Word macros, etc. OR by exploiting a bug in the Windows OS, which was unknown until then, as the NSA held it back. This bug allowed it to spread on its own by scanning reachable hosts for the vulnerability and installing itself on them, using an exploit for said bug.

Unknown bugs which can be used to gain remote code execution are extremely dangerous. Here in Germany, the company "Deutsche Bahn" was neraly shut down due to many many machines being infected (even the screens in the train station telling about delays and plans).

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .