‘Evil Twin’ Wi-Fi Hacks Target The Rich

Hackers are taking advantage of WiFi to steal vital personal information by creating bogus wireless access points near commercial hotspots and assign them the same name. According to Richard Rushing, chief science officer at Wi-Fi security company AirDefense, most hackers perform ‘evil twin’ attacks in locations “where the better-off are hanging out because they have something worth seeing.” These fake hotspots have recently been discovered in the first class lounge of an international airport, and in garages specializing in pricey cars, where customers can access Wi-Fi while they wait.
Via [vnunet.com]

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