Security researchers are warning about a new type of malware that’s being called “Typhoid adware,” which takes advantage of laptop and handheld computer users who connect to non-secured wi-fi networks in public locations. It works as a type of “man in the middle” attack, and was named after Typhoid Mary, who spread the disease all over New York, because it can spread adware to large numbers of systems over the unencrypted wireless networks. The same technique has been commonly used in the past, but this is a variation on that technique. Read more about it here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.