Wardriving may hit UK
British credit card details could be in danger from the same technique that saw over 40 million people in the USA become victims of identity theft, experts have claimed.
The attack involves hacking into wireless networks - called 'wardriving' - and hundreds of medium sized retailers may be at risk, reports silicon.com.
Retailers of this size, defined as handling up to six million Visa transactions, do not have to take an independent audit to make sure they are compliant with PCI DSS security standards, which would block the attacks.
A test by NCC Group in London last year found that 93 per cent of the 552 wireless networks tested did not have the strongest encryption standard and 41 per cent had 'broken' WEP encryption.
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