Create fake mobile hotspot

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Can anyone make a mobile hotspot of a similar name as my home network and finally use it to get password I entered to connect that fake network?
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  • ToddN2000
    Definitely. Done all the time. The news just ran a story on it where they did it at a resort. They created a hot spot with the hotel name and just added pool to the end of the name.
    Guests by the pool though it was the Wi-Fi run by the hotel but it wasn't. They caught everything the guests were doing. Then they went around and asked guests their names and shocked a lot of them that they could have had the identity stolen or even more. 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Yes, it may possible, But have you faced the same situation or just asked for your curiosity? If you knew that, you can change password with complex ones and check if that happens again.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    You bet...that's why you have to be careful connecting to wireless networks. It's a great way to get hacked.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Without very much trusted on Wi-Fi network, don't connect a free Wi-Fi network connection. It leads to pull your personal data and that makes a ruin your life specially financial purposes.
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  • ankur21
    Use inssidler or other software, check whether you are seeing multiple SSID with the same name and manufacturer. If you are do not connect else you can go ahead. This is also not completely secure but still safe bet.
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