SSID Stripping flaw lets hackers mimic real wireless access points

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SSID Stripping has emerged as a significant threat because it impacts almost all software platforms, including MS Windows, macOS, Apple iOS, Ubuntu, and Android.

A Team of researchers at AirEye in collaboration with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology’s Computer Science faculty, have discovered a vulnerability that changes a network’s name (which is actually SSID – Service Set Identifier) to another one in the device’s list of Networks.

Simply put: Unsuspecting users can be tricked users into connecting to WiFi spots setup by hackers. This would not only exposed users to data theft but access their personal information on their device –  That’s why the vulnerability has been dubbed SSID stripping.

SSID Stripping has emerged as a significant threat because it impacts almost all software platforms, including MS Windows, macOS, Apple iOS, Ubuntu, and Android.

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