How hackers intercept data from WiFi networks

Posted on Monday, Apr 30 2007 @ 02:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica has an article about the safety of public open WiFi networks:
Open wireless networks are rapidly becoming an important part of urban culture as modern digital nomads increasingly eschew offices in favor of coffee shops. With the rise in popularity of WiFi-enabled mobile computing devices and publicly accessible access points, a new kind of WiFi security threat is beginning to emerge. Security researchers are beginning to note increasing instances of so-called "evil twin" attacks, in which a malicious user sets up an open WiFi network and monitors traffic in order to intercept private data.
Read on over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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