evil twin
 n.— «So how does an evil twin attack work? Let’s say that I’m a hacker. I set up my computer to transmit a signal that turns my PC into an access point, or Wi-Fi hotspot. I’ll even give it a legitimate-sounding name, like T-Mobile Hotspot, to fool unsuspecting surfers. Next, I put my laptop in a backpack and read a newspaper while sipping some java at the local coffee shop. All I have to do is wait for you to connect. (And if I’m looking to steal from you, I’ll require you to enter a credit card number to get access, just like T-Mobile does—then I’ll have your credit card information.) While you surf the Web, my computer redirects you to Web pages I have created that happen to look like the ones you visit on a daily basis.» —“Does Your Wi-Fi Hotspot Have an Evil Twin?” by Erin Biba PC World Mar. 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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