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Evil twin hot spots

From Dan Ilett’s Evil twin could pose Wi-Fi threat (CNET News.com: 21 January 2005):

Researchers at Cranfield University are warning that “evil twin” hot spots, networks set up by hackers to resemble legitimate Wi-Fi hot spots, present the latest security threat to Web users.

Attackers interfere with a connection to the legitimate network by sending a stronger signal from a base station close to the wireless client, turning the fake access point into a so-called evil twin.

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