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Device Distorts News At Wi-Fi Hotspots

Device Distorts News At Wi-Fi Hotspots
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Hertzian hacktivist art technology shines light on media manipulation at an unlikely source.

Stephen Fortune
  • 11 january 2011

The Black Hat News Network has engineered a hardware hack that permits media manipulation at the point least expected: the point of reception. The innocuous looking device can be plugged into a wall socket and is designed to exploit Wi-Fi hotspots. Once it has the wireless network password the Linux software in the mechanism hijacks the Wi-Fi router and deceives any smartphone or laptop that connects to the network.

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