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How to Protect Yourself from the Wi-Fi Pineapple

On today's episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast,' we discuss how to guard against a sophisticated, yet easy-to-execute form of hacking.

by VICE Staff
Nov 21 2017, 9:20pm

On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's new daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and fascinated with.

Today we run through the major headlines before hearing from Motherboard's Daniel Oberhaus, who wrote about a simple device used to hack through public wifi, and how to protect yourself from it. He spoke with the creator of Wi-Fi Pineapple, a relatively affordable device that can execute hundreds of sophisticated hacks.

You can catch The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast on Acast, Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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