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11/14/2018
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Ryan Orsi
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Understanding Evil Twin AP Attacks and How to Prevent Them

The attack surface remains largely unprotected from Wi-Fi threats that can result in stolen credentials and sensitive information as well as backdoor/malware payload drops.
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Source: Ryan Orsi, WatchGuard
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11/15/2018 | 9:04:54 PM
Re: Tunnel Through the Evil Twins
Great advice here, particularly the one about not letting your devices auto-connect to previously joined SSIDs.  Take note everyone, clear your saved Wi-Fi network SSID names from your client devices.  I know it can be a pain, but if you want to see the consequences, just do a quick web search for 'Ryan Orsi Pineapple' and you'll get the picture.  Pineapples are great pen-testing tools by the way, helping push the industry in the right direction towards a safer Wi-Fi experience for users.
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11/15/2018 | 9:37:04 AM
Tunnel Through the Evil Twins
Nice article on a subject it seems like people don't think about anymore.

 

I always use a TinyHardwareFirewall when I'm on open networks.  My laptop talks to the THF and it talks to the Acesss Point. The first thing I do is start the VPN and then go about my business.  I expect all of my zeros and ones to be viewable on an open network so I make sure they are all ecrypted.

Also, don't let your devices automaticly connect to any SSID it recognizes.  That is like having your house automaticly open the door whenever someone rings the doorbell.

 

 
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