‘WiPhishing’ Said To Threaten Wi-Fi Users

Network security vendor Cirond said Friday that a new danger, which it calls “WiPhishing” threatens users of laptops equipped with Wi-Fi and the companies that employ those users.

The threat is a variation of the “Evil Twin” gambit that was in the news in the last month, the company said.

“We call WiPhishing the act of covertly setting up a wireless-enabled laptop or access point for the purpose of getting wireless laptops to associate with it,” Cirond CEO Nicholas Miller said in a statement. “Hackers who are on a ‘WiFishing expedition’ may set the name of their rogue wireless access point (or laptop) to an SSID that is commonly used by wireless laptop users.” Full Story…

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