'Evil twin' WiFi hacks target the rich

Locations popular with high net worth individuals are being targeted by hackers using phoney wireless access points to steal personal information.

So called 'evil twin' attacks involve putting a wireless access point near a commercial hotspot and giving it the same name.

When the unsuspecting user logs-on to the bogus hotspot their traffic is monitored, personal information can be gathered and in some cases the computer can be hacked remotely. 'Evil twin' Wi-Fi hacks target the rich - vnunet.com

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 25th November 2006 1:16AM