Wi-fi

London Underground passengers told to turn off their Wi-Fi if they don’t want to be tracked

From 8 July 2019, travellers on London’s underground tube network may wish to turn off their Wi-Fi first… if they don’t like the idea of being tracked.


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KRACK Wi-Fi attack – the rules haven’t changed

KRACK may be the biggest vulnerability of the year – a flaw in the WPA2 protocol used to encrypt Wi-Fi communications.


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Smashing Security podcast: Using public Wi-Fi

Do you trust that Wi-Fi hotspot? What steps can you take to better protect yourself when you connect to the net away from your office or home?

The Smashing Security podcast team tackle the tricky problem of public Wi-Fi, and have some tips for you. Listen in and tell us what you think.


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bitdefender.com

Is your IP security camera making you less secure?

As I see it, you buy a security camera to secure yourself.

You don’t, imagine, install an IP surveillance camera to introduce new security risks.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Facebook’s new public Wi-Fi locator is raising privacy concerns

Facebook is testing a new feature that helps users find nearby public Wi-Fi networks, but it’s unclear whether its tool undermines users’ privacy.

David Bisson reports.


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How to secure your Wi-Fi network – the more advanced version

David Bisson offers further tips that users can follow to better protect their Wi-Fi and boost their router security.


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How to secure your Wi-Fi network – the basic version

What we can do to better secure our routers and our Wi-Fi networks?

David Bisson reports.


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Turns out that you can’t trust ‘Trump free Wifi’ at the Republican National Congress

The cheeky japesters at Avast created a series of fake Wi-Fi networks at various locations around the Republican National Congress in Cleveland, as Silicon Angle reports: Avast’s team set up several networks, using names such as “Trump free Wifi” or “Google Starbucks,” which were designed to look as though they were set up for convention


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Lenovo used 12345678 as a hard-coded password in SHAREit for Windows

Lenovo could have mitigated vulnerabilities by adhering to the most basic principles of password security.

David Bisson reports.


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Your internet-enabled doorbell couId help crooks steal your Wi-Fi password

Researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in a ‘smart’ doorbell that could have allowed attackers to easily steal the passwords to customers’ Wi-Fi networks.

David Bisson reports.


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Flawed EZCast media streamer can let hackers run malware on your home network

A HDMI TV streaming dongle allows attackers to easily infiltrate home owner’s Wi-Fi networks, steal confidential information and launch malicious code.

David Bisson reports.


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You know you’ve lost if terrorism means you start banning public Wi-Fi

After terrorists killed 130 people in Paris last month, it’s no surprise to see law enforcement looking to find “easy wins” to curb future attacks.

But blocking Tor and banning public Wi-Fi? That’s not the right response at all.


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Chattering Wi-Fi devices are a short hop away from the crown jewels of your network

Sit down, make yourself a cup of tea, and learn how poorly-secured Wi-Fi devices could potentially be a target for criminals keen to break into your home network.

Bob Covello reports.


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Windows 10: Microsoft assumes your consent in sharing your Wi-Fi, even if you don’t use Windows 10

Yes, Microsoft provides a way for you to avoid opening up your home Wi-Fi to strangers – but why isn’t that the default?


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What is the Internet of Things, and why should we care about its security?

Are you concerned about more and more devices becoming connected to the internet?

Omri Toppol explains some of the risks.


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bitdefender.com

See how a self-aiming sniper rifle can be remotely hacked

Bolting WiFi onto a rifle is borderline insane, if you ask me.

Surprise surprise, researchers have found out how to exploit so-called “smart” self-aiming rifles.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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