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Wi-Fi-Hopping Malware Behaves Like Actual Virus

04
Mar
2014

This malware is sick: The experimental Chameleon malware spreads rapidly among Wi-Fi networks in densely populated areas, much as a disease spreads through crowded urban areas.  Developed in a laboratory at the University of Liverpool in England, Chameleon is the first malware known to propagate by hopping from one Wi-Fi network to another. Chameleon is technically a worm, not a virus, because it replicates without human assistance by trying to crack the password of each new Wi-Fi router it encounters.

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