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Hackers Using ‘Wifi Pineapple’ to Connect to Phones

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WESLACO – Hackers are using a small device called ‘WiFi Pineapple’ to access personal information.

We learned the device is designed to expose loopholes in network security and is easily accessible online.

It is disguised as a Wi-Fi network, which could automatically connect to the phone.

The president and founder of Code RGV, Drew Lentz, explains there’s no way of telling that it isn’t a secure connection.  

“I can see any passwords that you put in there. I can see any user-names that you put in there. I can see any credit card information that you put in there. Anything that you pass through, I can get a copy of because you're using my network,” says Lentz.

KRGV’s Sierra Pizarro explains how to prevent this network from stealing personal information.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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