The attack consists in spoofing a SSID of a WiFi network to which devices try to connect (most devices actively advertise SSIDs of all networks known to them). Once a device connects to such network and tries to synchronize e-mails, a malicious server inside the spoofed network may potentially be able to access the email credentials. In case the SSL is used, a such server may try to impersonate the target email server and perform the SSL handshake, if the device is set to accept self-signed certificates.
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If a cyber crime or cyber attack happens to you, you need to respond quickly. Cyber crime in its several formats such as online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail fraud, email spoofing, invoice fraud, email scams, banking scam, CEO fraud. Cyber fraud can lead to major disruption and financial disasters. Contact Digitpol’s hotlines or respond to us online.
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