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Virus could hit WLANs

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  1. tripwire45
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    Virus could hit WLANs



    Criminals could hit thousands of Wi-Fi networks through unsecured routers according to researchers at Indiana University. The researchers estimate that a Wi-Fi attack could take over 20,000 wireless routers in New York City within a two-week period, with most of the infections occurring within the first day. "The issue is that most of these routers are installed out of the box very insecurely," said Steven Myers, an assistant professor at Indiana University, who published the paper in November, along with researchers from the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Turin, Italy...

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    1. greenbrucelee
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      Good article

      It is very likley to happen as a lot people just set up their routers and go, no encryption no nothing.

      A friend of mine lives in an apartment complex and a lot people in that complex have sky TV and wireless braodband package, when he logs onto his computer he can view all the people in his building who have the wireless setup and he can also see who has no encryption. He could hack them at any time.

      People don't know or take their PC security seriously enough and one day there will be lots of home computers infected.

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