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New Privacy Risks to your Wifi Passwords with Free Phishing App

01.06.15

Wifiphisher is a new tool created “to launch phishing attacks against users of wireless networks in order to steal their Wi-Fi access keys” according to a January 5, 2015 report in Computerworld. The inventor of Wifiphisher is IT security engineer George Chatzisofroniou who says:

Wifiphisher is a security tool that mounts fast automated phishing attacks against WPA networks in order to obtain the secret passphrase,…

It is a social engineering attack that unlike other methods does not include any brute forcing.

Computerworld also reported:

Like many other freely available security tools, Wifiphisher can be used by both security professionals — for example during penetration testing engagements — and by malicious attackers. The tool does not exploit any new vulnerabilities; it combines known methods to automate a Wi-Fi attack.

Given the use of wide-spread use of Wifi, Wifiphiser can either help or make things worse….time will tell.

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