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.
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: