AhMyth is a powerful open-source remote administration tool that can be used to access informational data from an android device. Through it, an attacker can access critical information such as the current geographical location of the device being attacked. In advanced use cases it can be used to hack the victim’s microphone and launch recordings, get camera snapshots and also read personal messages on the attacked device.
This tool is designed with a GUI interface and this makes one of the easiest RATs to use. With this tool, you can easily log in and gain direct control to an android device as an administrator.
AhMyth: Android Remote Administration Tool
As a remote administration tool, AhMyth has two parts which enable it to effectively perform its functions. It has a server-side which acts like a desktop application that is built on an electron framework. The server side is used by the attacker as the control panel through which connections are made to the AhMyth software that is installed on the victim’s Android device. The client-side of AhMyth works as the android application and can be used as a backdoor.
How it works?
When deployed on a target device this tool can be used to access personal information such as the victim’s passwords and call logs. The attacker can also gain access to the victim’s browser cookies and know the web pages that have been visited using the device. Apart from allowing an attacker to view the victim’s personal messages, AhMyth can also enable messages to be sent from the victim’s Android device to another phone without the consent of the victim.
- File Manager – allows the attacker to view contents in the target device including the firmware.
- Remote access to Mic and Camera.
- Access to Call Logs.
- SMS access-allows the attacker to read and send messages from the target device.
- Device GPS Location-enables the attacker to know the geographical location of the victim.
- Windows, Linux, OS X
AhMyth requires different prerequisites for it to function properly, depending on the installation method chosen you must ensure that you have the following installed.
Prerequisites when installing AhMyth from a source code installation:
- Java (will be used to generate the APK backdoor)
- Electron (used to start the desktop application)
- Electron-packer and electron-builder (used to build binaries for Linux, OS X, and Windows)
Prerequisites when installing from binaries:
- Binary from GitHub
- Java(used in generating APK backdoor)
Method 1: Installing from a Source Code
Once requirements are installed, clone the repo from the GitHub:
$ git clone https://github.com/AhMyth/AhMyth-Android-RAT.git
Navigate to the following AhMyth directory:
$ cd AhMyth-Android-RAT/AhMyth-Server
Then start the AhMyth with the following command:
$ npm start
Method 2: Installing from a Binary
This can be an effective way to achieve an installation without interfering with the command line. Get the required download file from GitHub’s AhMyth release page. After the download is complete open the file and allow it to install.