Friday, 4 May 2007

Hackers target wi-fi hotspots in new phishing attack

Anyone who uses "free"/"open"/un-encrypted wi-fi access, should read this:

"Computer users have been warned of the dangers of using wi-fi hotspots after it emerged that cyber-criminals are targeting the networks in café chains including Starbucks.

Times Online has uncovered evidence that criminals are using a technique known as an 'evil twin attack', where victims think that they are logging on to the genuine network in a café but are in fact being diverted to a 'rogue' connection.

Once logged on to the twin network, the victim's every keystroke is captured by the fraudster, who controls the connection from a nearby laptop and uses it to extract information for the purpose of committing identity fraud."

Surce: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article1728634.ece

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