Identity thieves can lurk at Wi-Fi spots

Web surfers beware: An evil twin may be lurking near your favorite wireless hotspot.

Thieves are using wireless devices to impersonate legitimate Internet access points to steal credit card numbers and other personal information, security experts warn.

So-called evil-twin attacks don’t require technical expertise. Anyone armed with a wireless laptop and software widely available on the Internet can broadcast a radio signal that overpowers the hot spot.

Then, masquerading as the real thing, they view the activities of wireless users within several hundred feet of the hot spot. Full Story…

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