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evil twin

n.
1.
a. An identical twin or unrelated person who has a similar appearance to a decent or moral person but who wreaks havoc or does evil.
b. An imaginary double humorously invoked to explain or excuse uncharacteristic or reprehensible behavior.
2. A negative or malign counterpart of something considered to be positive or good: "Not every drug's side effects are caused by a molecular evil twin" (Audrey Choi).
3. A fraudulent wireless internet access point used to commit identity theft by recording the data traffic of unwitting users.

evil twin

n
(Telecommunications) a hidden wireless internet access point operating near a legitimate one, but which is actually used by cybercriminals to divert sensitive information such as account numbers and passwords
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For example, hackers could intercept cookies from the app via a Wi-Fi connection or rogue access point, and then tap into other device features such as the camera, GPS, and microphone that the app has permission to access.
The foundation of the managed security package is a fully-managed firewall with around-the-clock monitoring and support, but SecureConnect also offers a host of additional services like a Breach Protection Program, internal and external vulnerability scanning, endpoint protection, data loss prevention, online PCI training module and rogue access point detection.
The Wi-Fi Tester features a new one-button AutoTest that automatically conducts critical wireless tests for interference, network quality and rogue access point (AP) detection to more quickly and consistently validate wireless network performance, and discover security threats and other issues impacting end-users.
They needed an experienced partner to manage their network, provide them with a Wi-Fi solution for their guests and address many of their PCI requirements such as security monitoring and rogue access point detection," said Mike Johnson, president and CEO at Cerdant.
The solution supports wireless encryption standards, wireless intrusion prevention services and rogue access point detection.
Aruba adds self-serve guest access, rogue access point detection and high-performance 802.
A rogue access point can help to break into it and steal any kind of data that's passing over the airwaves, if a network is insecure.
The most direct method is to set up a rogue access point and then use an iFrame to direct the user to a Google service (such as Alerts) that doesn't use an encrypted channel, they said.
In addition to delivering the high level of security available on the wired network, Extreme Networks' AccessAdapt functionality addresses wireless security challenges with Rogue Access Point Detection, Access Intrusion Detection, authentication for legacy devices using network login, encryption using 802.
Insecure networks can be created by users who configure PCs in peer-to-peer or "Adhoc" mode and connect them to the wired network, effectively creating a rogue access point.
New features of the ORiNOCO Access Points include rogue Access Point detection, proactive searching for possible network problems, secure management interfaces for reducing security vulnerabilities and automatic reconfiguration to reduce the risk of unauthorised attempts to disable security settings.