evil twin

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evil twin
 
n
a hidden wireless internet access point operating near a legitimate one, but which is actually used by cybercriminals to divert sensitive information such as account numbers and passwords

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Main Entry:  evil twin
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an illegal or nasty counterpart or duplicate of something
Usage:  slang
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evil twin definition


  1. n.
    an illegal duplicate of an internet sign-in page into which people enter passwords and credit card numbers, thinking they are signing up for the real thing. : There was an evil twin operating at the coffee shop, and I gave out my credit card number before I knew what was going on.
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