How it really happened : NINJIO Season 1, Episode 9, Fake Public Wi-Fi


In Episode 9, Tom Freemont, the CEO of Pro Connect appears on Power Brunch Business News.  As he does, his stock price plummets nearly 40% as investors find out that hackers stole 170 million user names and passwords from his company.  It all started through a Pro Connect employee logging into a fake Public Wi-Fi hotspot and having their credentials stolen.


  1. Researchers’ public wi-fi trap catches hundreds of unsecure Hong Kong smartphone users

  2. Just to find out how often people fall for Wifi traps, researchers in Hong Kong set up a trap to find out just how many people can be easily tempted to log in to malicious hotspots. This article gives you statistics on the number of random users who connected to the malicious Wifi.


    1. The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi

    CIO reports on a research survey conducted by Avast to find out the number of users who fell for a free Wifi trap. Over 68% of users gave up their identity to the attackers. This report discusses the dangers of free Wifi.

    1. 13 Terrifying Ways Hackers Can Use Your Smartphone And How To Stop Them

    Hackers can do more than just steal your identity and credentials. They can even use your smartphone. This article discusses 13 ways attackers can use your smartphone for malicious purposes.


    1. Dangers of Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

    This article covers the basic security dangers of connecting to public Wifi and what you can do to identify malicious hotspots. It also helps you keep safe when using public Wifi hotspots to keep your identity safe.


    1. What is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

    The essence of malicious Wifi hotspots is a man in the middle attack. This article explains man in the middle attacks, how they work, and what you can do to avoid them.

  • Cristiane Sanders
    Posted at 21:14h, 20 September

    This is very interesting…I knew public wifi offered some danger but I didn’t know how until now.

  • Benjamin Seigel
    Posted at 21:25h, 20 September


  • Margarita
    Posted at 23:52h, 23 September

    Pretty informative

  • Linhai Tao
    Posted at 23:07h, 27 September

    Very good information

  • Linhai Tao
    Posted at 23:08h, 27 September

    very useful information

  • Larry Abel
    Posted at 22:24h, 18 January

    Wasn’t aware of the amount of risk associated with free WiFi.
    Very informative