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CAPEC-615: Evil Twin Wi-Fi Attack

Evil Twin Wi-Fi Attack
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Attack Pattern ID: 615
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

Adversaries install Wi-Fi equipment that acts as a legitimate Wi-Fi network access point. When a device connects to this access point, Wi-Fi data traffic is intercepted, captured, and analyzed. This also allows the adversary to act as a “man-in-the-middle” for all communications.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • None

+ Typical Severity


+ Solutions and Mitigations

Commercial defensive technology that monitors for rogue Wi-Fi access points, man-in-the-middle attacks, and anomalous activity with the mobile device baseband radios.

+ Attack Motivation-Consequences
ScopeTechnical ImpactNote
Read application data
Intercept and control Wi-Fi data communications to/from mobile device.
+ Technical Context
Architectural Paradigms
+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2015-11-09Internal_CAPEC_Team

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