The Fake WiFi Access Point

21 October 2015 – Braving the first cold weather storm of the Colorado season, PLEX CTO Terry Bradley presented to a group of students and IT administrators at Colorado University’s Denver campus. Showing why PLEX is a leader in the field of cyber security testing, Terry discussed mobile applications, wireless networks, and the security implications which are still largely not understood by their users. The talk also featured a surprise demonstration of a “fake WiFi access point” attack, which left several in the audience scrambling to turn off their smart phones. As he often asks, Terry put the question to his audience, “How good is your cyber security? When was the last time you tested it?”