Today wherever you go, you will find free or public WiFi access points – it makes easier our trip when we were stuck without a data connection. It is not? But I think you’ll agree with me when I say: This free service WiFi access point could bring in problems, since it could be a bait created by hackers or cyber criminals to access devices that connect to the free network.
That is why manufacturers of mobile devices provide an option in their phone settings for the device does not automatically connect to any unknown access point and asks the owner for approval every time he comes through a WiFi connection support .
Hackers can grab your Credit Card Data. Here’s How?
Recently, researchers at security mobile security company ‘Wandera’ users have alerted Apple about a possible security flaw in iOS mobile operating system that could be exploited by hackers to set up a rogue access point and then deceive users into giving up their personal information including credit card.
The loophole takes the weakness in the default iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods with WiFi enabled behavior, Ars reported.
This could allow attackers create their malicious wireless access point and inject a fake page “captive portal” that mimics the Apple interface genuine Pago asking users to enter their data credit card.
A nearby hacker to connect a customer payment transaction Apple could launch an attack in an attempt to force the victim’s cell phone to connect to the wrong access point and then display a page of the emerging portal that is designed so that users They can be fooled into believing payment if Apple is asking to re-enter data from your credit card.
According to investigators, spoofers can laze around a machine point of sale (POS) payment terminal and Apple could launch the attack continuously in order to victimize more people.
However, the attack can not fool many people because the captive portal page imitating Apple false payment interface is displayed under a fairly prominent “Log” title bar, the report says.
“In places tread high, even a very small proportion of successfully produce a large number of credit card numbers valuable,” CEO Eldar Tuvey Wandera said. “It’s all so easy for them. The use of available technology, which can be discreetly carried on his person, hackers can first focus their efforts where their victims are more susceptible-in box.”
The simplest and easiest solution to prevent such attacks is to turn Wi-Fi on your device off if you are simply not intentionally connect to a wireless network known.
Security researchers have warned Apple about the lagoon and in the meantime it is recommended that Apple and Google should “consider the adoption of a security warning when captive portal pages are displayed to users to users to exercise caution.”