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New Threat For Wireless Networks: Typhoid Adware

By Vigilize | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - Leave a Comment

According to an article on Dark Reading, there’s a potential threat lurking in your Internet cafe, say University of Calgary computer science researchers: Typhoid adware.

Typhoid adware works in similar fashion to Typhoid Mary, the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid fever who spread the disease to dozens of people in the New York area in the early 1900s. “We’re looking at a different variant of adware — Typhoid adware — which we haven’t seen out there yet, but we believe could be a threat soon,” says associate professor John Aycock, who co-authored a research paper with assistant professor Mea Wang and students Daniel Medeiros Nunes de Castro and Eric Lin. Typhoid adware could be spread via a wireless Internet cafe or other area where users share a nonencrypted wireless connection, the researchers say.


Read the full article posted by Dark Reading: New Threat For Wireless Networks: Typhoid Adware



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