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With the evolution of new threat actors and their latest attack vectors, the cyberthreat landscape is larger than expected. Security experts from AirEye recently uncovered a new hacking method, dubbed as SSID Stripping, which could be leveraged to trick unwitting users into connecting to fraudulent wireless networks.
What is SSID Stripping?
In a joint research with Technion, AirEye revealed that threat actors could manipulate the name of a wireless network, particularly the SSID (Service Set Identifier), to display as a legitimate network to the users. SSID Stripping enables attackers to trick users into connecting to rogue Wi-Fi networks set up by them. Users connected to these networks would become vulnerable to device compromise, malware attacks, and data thefts.
In general, Wi-Fi networks are identified based on their network name, formally known as SSID. The SSID acts as the primary identifier for a user to find and connect to a
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