How to stop CoffeeMiner, the tool that injects a cryptocurrency miner to HTML requests at WiFi hotspots

There’s a new project called CoffeeMiner which allows an attacker to hijack the computers of those on the same WiFi network and force them to mine cryptocurrency (Monero) for the attacker. Arnau Code created the proof of concept for academic purposes only after reading about a Starbucks WiFi hotspot that was commandeered to make users … Continue reading “How to stop CoffeeMiner, the tool that injects a cryptocurrency miner to HTML requests at WiFi hotspots”

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  • May 31, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

EU agrees to deploy 6000 to 8000 free public wifi hotspots in local communities

A new project by the European Union (EU) will deploy 6000 to 8000 new public wifi hotspots in local communities around the EU. The project, called the WIFI4EU initiative, is headed by 3 major EU institutions. The 3 institutions are the European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. Commission President Jean-Claud Juncker explained that the … Continue reading “EU agrees to deploy 6000 to 8000 free public wifi hotspots in local communities”

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What Americans do on public wifi

Public wifi – You’ve seen it before. Wifi names like “Google Starbucks”, “PEETS” and others. In this day and age, when we think cafe, we also think unlimited wireless internet – no questions asked. It’s almost a necessity. Indeed, traveling businessmen see wifi as more important than sex. According to numerous surveys by PEW and … Continue reading “What Americans do on public wifi”

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Researchers show it’s possible to steal someone’s password using WiFi signals

Wifi hotspots can be used to steal your passwords – this is a warning almost as old as public wireless hotspots are. However, there is a new theoretical attack vector that the growing number of public WiFi users should be aware of. Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, and … Continue reading “Researchers show it’s possible to steal someone’s password using WiFi signals”

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