Researcher found 70% Wi-Fi networks in Tel Aviv are hackable

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While examining Wi-Fi networks in Tel Aviv, Israel, 70% or around three-quarters of home and small-scale office Wi-Fi network passwords were vulnerable to hacking using inexpensive hacking tools.

CyberArk’s security researcher made a startling discovery while examining Wi-Fi networks in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to the researcher Ido Hoorvitch, 70% or around three-quarters of home and small-scale office Wi-Fi network passwords were vulnerable to hacking using inexpensive hacking tools.

Network Routers Hackable with Inexpensive Tools

Hoorvitch gathered a sample of 5,000 network hashes from across the city with Wi-Fi sniffing gear to use for this examination. He then identified that the attack could be launched using a laptop and a Wi-Fi signal extender, which cost no more than $50. Moreover, he claims that the full hacking setup can be fitted into a backpack.

Then, a signal booster is used to run scripts to exploit the vulnerabilities previously identified in the Robust Security Network Information Element (RSNIF),

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