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Naval Academy preparing officers for cyberwarfare
Naval Academy preparing officers for cyberwarfare

Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat. But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver to intercept their conversation. With a click, he projected the messages on the screen at the front of the room for the entire class to see. While their chatter was innocuous — "hello" and "he's in my company, too" — the implications, Monroe warned the class, were anything but. "You're just broadcasting this," he said. "If you guys were talking about phone numbers, bank information, I...

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