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Phishing to wireless LAN users

From Mobile Pipeline, via Arieanna Foley:

Basically, the new phishing model will start with a log-in page for a public WiFi network. What you’d expect at any hotspot, really. …
Without realizing it, the user will enter personal information to the logon page, whereupon the hacker will proceed to put 45 or so viruses onto the computer.

The attack is specifically targetted at business people – it will typically take place at a tradeshow, airport or conference.

What can you do? Use a firewall. Use only those websites that have SSL security (watch for the logo and click on it). Try to use a VPN (virtual private network). Don’t stay connected to the wireless network if you don’t need to be.

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