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Researchers exploit unencrypted radio to hack wireless mice, keyboards

Researchers have demonstrated that an attacker can hack unencrypted radio communication to seize control of many leading wireless keyboards and mice.

David Bisson reports.

Want to disrupt a flight? Just give your Wi-Fi hotspot this name…

American Airlines Flight 136 from Los Angeles to London Heathrow was supposed to have left at 9pm last night.

But then a passenger spotted an unusual Wi-Fi hotspot name listed on their smartphone.

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I’ve been hacked, and now I’m pregnant!

An embedded microchip that stops you from becoming pregnant? Would you trust it to protect itself properly from a hacker attack?

Yikes! Talk about the need for intrusion prevention…

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Dick Cheney feared assassination by wireless heart hack

Dick Cheney, the former vice president of the United States, was so worried about the possibility of a hacker assassinating him that he had the wireless feature of his implanted heart defibrillator deactivated.

Warbiking in London – insecure WiFi hotspots exposed [VIDEO]

WiFi security around London is leaving a lot to be desired.

Learn more in our video, and how you can protect yourself better.

SWAT team raids wrong home in open WiFi network cock-up [VIDEO]

A heavily-armed police SWAT team broke down the door of a house in Evansville, Indiana, smashed windows and tossed a flashbang stun grenade into a living room.. all because of an unsecured WiFi connection.

Google coder behind Street View data breach named

The New York Times claims to have uncovered the identity of the Google software engineer who wrote the code used by Street View cars when they controversially scooped up private Wi-Fi data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Reports: WPA Wi-Fi encryption cracked

Read more in my article at Naked Security.