Cambridge Electronics Incorporated, a company based in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, has announced that they have recently posted a YouTube video titled, “Preventing Wifi Hacking in Fort Saskatchewan.” The video shows how hackers are able to get Wi-Fi passwords using the Wifiphisher’s social engineering attack. With the emergence of so many reports of Wifi hacking, they thought of putting together a video that would educate consumers on how to help prevent this from happening in the home.
It should be noted that while WPS setup PIN attacks and password cracking are often mentioned in media, social engineering attacks actually provide the fastest way of getting a Wi-Fi password. And one of the most potent tools for Wi-Fi social engineering attacks is Wifiphisher. It works by blocking Internet access until desperate users enter the Wi-fi password to allow a fake router firmware update.
Social engineering attacks are more potent because it would not matter how strong the password is. This is different from cracking attacks where the processing power of a computer is used to try a large list of passwords as fast as possible. Cracking attacks will not succeed if the password used is secure and not regularly included in a password list. Wifiphisher works because it understands how people would react when Internet access is cut off. They will likely not notice any difference in the Wi-Fi router’s login page and will tend to simply enter the password.
Thus, the tool can choose any nearby Wi-Fi network, de-authenticate all of its users and create cloned access that does not require a password to join. Any user who tries to connect to this cloned open network is provided with phishing page that requests for the Wi-Fi password to allow a firmware update, which is provided as the reason for the sudden failure if the Wi-Fi network. After tricking one of the users of the target Wi-Fi, Wifiphisher informs the hacker. And after it has sent the captured password to the hacker, the user is occupied with a fake update loading screen and reboot timer to provide time for the hacker to test the captured password.
There are a number of ways to avoid becoming a victim of Wifi phisihing. First of all, people need to avoid connecting to a new work that pops up that is not password protected. And before connecting to a new network, it is advisable to check with the people around to ensure that it is the correct one before connecting to it. It is also a good idea not to connect to public Wi-Fi networks. There might be hacker ready to capture sensitive information.
Meanwhile, Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated often publishes videos and articles that can help computer users. They are a Telus service provider with a team of specialists who act as professional problem solvers for customers. They will take care of the complicated stuff while users get to enjoy using the various products and services that they offer. The company’s staff will ensure that customers get the appropriate product for them, ensuring they offer excellent customer service.
The company provides a number of exclusive services not found anywhere else in the Fort Saskatchewan area. Their thorough troubleshooting service has come to be known among customers in the area, with many people now depending on the company’s experts to fix problems that they have with their devices. The company also has several business communications setup specialists who assist businesses in setting up their communication systems. They have the biggest selection of cell phone and accessories in the area. And when customers leave the store, they are assured that they really know what they are getting and that there would be no surprises waiting for them in the following weeks or months.
Those who are interested in learning more about the products and services provided by Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated can check out their website, contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays, and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sundays.
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