The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi: Fraud Implications of Sniffer-Based Attacks

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Hackers are able to develop tools known as sniffers that allow them to access certain website accounts of users sharing a Wi-Fi network. This research note describes this process, identifies certain websites that are particularly vulnerable, and provides advice on how consumers can protect themselves.

Published on: July 26, 2012
Author: David Kaminsky
Alternate Point of Contact: Amy Dunckelmann

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