Phishing & BotNets
WiFi phish Jan 05 2006 08:14PM
Saeed Abu Nimeh (sabunime engr smu edu) (1 replies)
Re: WiFi phish Jan 06 2006 03:46AM
Jose Nazario (jose monkey org)
On Thu, 5 Jan 2006, Saeed Abu Nimeh wrote:

> Do you think that there is something (may be vulnerability/ties or a
> week point) in WiFi that might make a phishing attacker more successful
> in a WiFi environment compared to a wired LAN.

two things come to mind:

MitM attacks are easier on the LAN than across a wider network, so you can
insert yourself as a spying/logging transparent proxy.

it's harder for someone to take you down if they detect a phish, provided
you can hide in a crowd.

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