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Developed a virus that moves through Wi-Fi access points
Computer viruses, as we know, are moved from computer to computer over the Internet or through file sharing via removable media. However, experts from the University of Liverpool showed a virus that can move through the air via Wi-Fi access point.
Developers work modeled the virus, which is called “Chameleon”, and found that the virus moves through Wi-Fi access points, with absolutely no effect on their work. However, while inside the network, “Chameleon” can collect information about users connected to this access point. If the virus enters the network, a password-protected, it automatically searches for open network and transferred to them.
Modern anti-virus software designed to scan for viruses on your computer or on the Internet. Given this, the virus “Chameleon” remains invulnerable to modern security systems, reports gizmag.com.
Simulating an attack was carried out in London and Belfast. Like a normal cold virus, “Chameleon” is spreading rapidly in the center of cities where density of access points increased substantially.
Recently, Wi-Fi networks are increasingly becoming a target for hackers because they are well known vulnerabilities that gives difficulties for virus detection and protection.
“Previously it was assumed that there are no viruses, capable of hitting wireless networks, but we were able to prove the opposite” – says researcher Alan Marshall (Alan Marshall).
For virus protection is worth paying attention to the development of wireless viruses. We previously reported that experts were able to develop a virus that can be transmitted between computers via microphone and speaker .
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