Sharks may bring down the World Wide Web

It has been documented that sharks and other fish have bitten the trans-ocean internet cable.

Below is a video from YouTube showing a shark taking a megabite at the cable running along the ocean floor.

Hack Wi-Fi With The Same SSID To Create Fake Access Point

Have you ever gone to a big public place like an airport or an arena? You know they have hundreds of APs. But when you try to connect you only see 1 AP (SSID) instead of the hundreds that you know are there.

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This is where an evil genius would ask, “What will happen if I started a wifi hotspot with the same SSID?”

This is called an evil twin attack. When a device tries to connect to an SSID it will connect to which ever device has the strongest signal. This is normally the closest AP. This type of attack works best in a place that offers free wifi.

Once someone connects to your evil twin AP, you can sniff their traffic and get all of their credentials. If the user checks their banking information, then now you have all of their banking information.

Warning

Always be very careful when you use “free public wifi” you never know who could be watching you.

The Simplest Thing You Can Do To Keep Your System Secure

The simplest thing you can do to help keep your system or network secure from cyber attacks is to keep the applications that are on your equipment up to date. Every patch and update that you install is one less door a hacker can use to attack you system.

This also goes for your website if you own one. You must always be sure to keep the software running your website up to date.