So, I think I already know the answer to this (seeing as I cannot find an answer anywhere).
Is it in anyway possible to gain access to a device (laptop,phone, computer...) without first making and sending a file/exploit/payload that the target has to interact with?
What i mean is, if I am on the same network as the target (say an unfaithful girlfriend, suspicious guest or unauthorized wifi piggy-backer) is there a way to gain access to their system witout them having to click on a link/email/message or anything?
I vaguely remember seeing something like this a while back but I could have made it up.
I'm still pretty new to all this world but I just feel that if we are on the same network, the connection is already there to some sort of extent so I should be able to accomplish this just from my end.
As I said, I am a self proclaimed noob so I am more than happy to accept that I could be wrong. I just want to learn.
any help would be great.
If it helps I'm running Ubuntu as native and I have Kali on USB for the stuff I can't get on Ubuntu.