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that it is possible for overlapping Wi-Fi networks in densely populated
areas to support the rapid spread of malicious code that could infect an
entire city in a matter of weeks.
The study, results of which are published in the Jan. 26 issue of the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that by
exploiting known security weaknesses tens of thousands of routers could
be infected in as little as two weeks from a single point of infection.
"Within six to 24 hours, you could take control of the largest part of
the network," said Alessandro Vespignani, professor at Indiana
University's School of Informatics in Bloomington, one of the study's
authors. "The good news is that this type of network can be protected."
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