Airwave camouflage to stop drive-by hacking

Thursday, 5 September 2002, 10:08 AM EST

Software that generates a blizzard of bogus wireless network access points could bamboozle hackers trying to access corporate and home computer networks.

This would stop them stealing wireless surfing time and exploring corporate wireless networks, say the two US computer programmers behind the scheme.

It would certainly complicate matters for most wireless assailants, says one security expert. But the extra challenge may well spur some on to improve their attack methods, he adds.

Wireless network hacking has become an increasingly popular activity in the last few years. Networks have sprung up across cities and many are vulnerable to well-documented holes in their default set-ups.

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