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Windows 7: Windows Phones open to hackers when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi


06 Aug 2013   #1
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Windows Phones open to hackers when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi

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A new Microsoft security advisory warns that smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system could be susceptible to infiltration when connecting to a rogue Wi-Fi hotspot.

A rogue access point, also known as a rogue AP, is a Wi-Fi access point installed on a network, operating without authorization and not under the control of a systems administrator. If installed, rogue APs could allow anyone to connect to your network through Wi-Fi, and may not adhere to WLAN security policies.

The bulletin, advisory 2876146, says that hackers could exploit a known weakness in the Wi-Fi authentication protocol known as PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol with Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2). The protocol is used in Windows Phones for WPA2 wireless authentication.
Read more at: Windows Phones open to hackers when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi | ZDNet

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