Microsoft warns security business Wi-Fi networks on Windows Phone

Aug

6

2013

Microsoft warns security business Wi-Fi networks on Windows Phone

Microsoft warns that Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 bounces standard or wireless networks with PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 are protected do have the correct certificate. This may be login data by malicious intercepted.

Microsoft That PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 networks are vulnerable, was already known: attackers can mimic a network and if the login information of users who connect to try to intercept. This can be circumvented by requiring before connecting to the network, a certificate but Microsoft warns that now Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 by default do not. Incidentally Android also does not. Standard

By requiring a certificate manually set, users can ensure that they are victims of the attack be stressed Microsoft recommends that users continue to wifi to turn when they do not use it out.

PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 is mainly used in business environments. Ziggo also used the technique to secure its public Wi-Fi hotspots, hotspots of that was already known that they mimic, because no certificate is available.

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