Quick Note: Wi-Fi Hack Prompts European Parliament to Eliminate Access
November 29, 2013 11:05 AM
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Public Wi-Fi access was cut indefinitely
The European Parliament has axed public Wi-Fi access due to a recent hack -- which was performed by a security researcher -- into several email accounts.
, a French security researcher has managed to capture communications between private cell phones and the public Wi-Fi of the Parliament by conducting "man-in-the-middle" attacks on multiple email accounts.
Once Parliament members were informed, public Wi-Fi access was cut indefinitely.
“As a precaution, the Parliament has therefore decided to switch-off the public Wi-Fi network until further notice, and we invite you to contact the ITEC Service Desk in order to install an EP software certificate on all the devices that you use to access the EP IT systems (email, etc..)," said an internal mailer.
Users in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg have been advised to apply for certificates and use more secure networks.
Also, it's advised that people do not accept connections through insecure public networks --especially “public Wi-Fi of the Parliament, EP-EXT” -- and also change their passwords on all devices.
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12/2/2013 12:19:29 PM
email security wouldn't have been an issue with a Blackberry... but those are far and few between these days.
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