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Friday, 04 January 2008 12:09
 By targeting unsecured wireless routers, criminals could create an attack that could piggyback across thousands of Wi-Fi networks in urban areas

By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
January 04, 2008
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If criminals were to target unsecured wireless routers, they could create an attack that could piggyback across thousands of Wi-Fi networks in urban areas like Chicago or New York City, 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 Torino, Italy,... Comment in the Forums
 

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