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How Wi-Fi attackers are poisoning Web browsers

February 10, 2010

Here is a report from the recent Black Hat DC Conference on the dangers of public open WiFi hotspots, from Network World

Public Wi-Fi networks such as those in coffee shops and airports present a bigger security threat than ever to computer users because attackers can intercede over wireless to “poison” users’ browser caches in order to present fake Web pages or even steal data at a later time.That’s  according to security researcher Mike Kershaw, developer of the Kismet wireless network detector and intrusion-detection system, who spoke at the Black Hat conference

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/020310-black-hat-wi-fi-attackers.html

 

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