WiFi

Wi-Fi can imprint passwords and PINs onto radio signals

Wi-Fi can imprint passwords and PINs onto radio signals

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Researchers from a collection of universities in China and the US have apparently created a method of discovering passwords by looking for the interference that body movement makes in WiFi signals.

Researcher hacks city's WiFi service using buffer-overflow exploit

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As a growing number of cities provide free WiFi networks become, a security researcher demonstrated his successful hack of his city's WiFi network.

BlackHat EU: researchers remind that IMSI catchers still a threat

BlackHat EU: researchers remind that IMSI catchers still a threat

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Researchers Piers O'Hanlon and Ravishankar Borgaojkar from Oxford University expose two new IMSI-based catchers which allow for tracking and interception of data from most major smartphones.

49% of UK online users don't delete their old web accounts

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Nearly half (49 percent) of the UK public don't delete accounts on the web that they no longer use.

IoT 'ding-donger' reveals WiFi passwords

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The Ring WiFi doorbell, an IoT device, allows users to view whoever is on their doorstep via the internet from a mobile device when they are not home.

Hello Barbie vulnerable to dog attack

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The new wi-fi connected Hello Barbie, can be essentially turned into a bug due to weaknesses in the products' central server.

Top three network risks for mobile workers and how to counter them

Top three network risks for mobile workers and how to counter them

As more and more business is conducted remotely, users need to adopt solutions that will address security weaknesses inherent in Wi-Fi, says John Knopf.

UPDATE: Does Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense spell end of private wireless networks?

UPDATE: Does Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense spell end of private wireless networks?

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Between BYOD and Microsoft's Wi-Fi Sense, soon there won't be such a thing as a private Wi-Fi network anymore.

Researchers find vulnerability in Skoda vehicles

Researchers at Trend Micro discovered a security flaw in Skoda automobiles that could allow an attacker to spy on vehicle data.

Boeing drone crippled by Hacking Team legal eagles

Boeing drone crippled by Hacking Team legal eagles

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Failure to see eye-to-eye over a non-disclosure agreement kept Boeing subsidiary Insitu and Hacking Team from creating a drone/spyware chimera.

Wi-Fi hackable planes 'not a massive threat'

Wi-Fi hackable planes 'not a massive threat'

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A warning from a US government watchdog that hackers could potentially destroy an airplane via the on-board Wi-Fi has been questioned and criticised by information security professionals and pilots alike.

Google in no rush to patch Android Wi-Fi Direct flaw

Google in no rush to patch Android Wi-Fi Direct flaw

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Security researchers have discovered a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in Wi-Fi Direct which affects various Android devices. But Google is in no rush to issue a patch.

Can you depend on Wi-Fi to enable the Internet of Things securely?

Can you depend on Wi-Fi to enable the Internet of Things securely?

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the presumption is that it just works, but the physical connection and the security behind it cannot be overlooked, says Phillip Keeley.

Darkhotel APT steals IP from travelling executives

Darkhotel APT steals IP from travelling executives

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A sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign uses Wi-Fi and a backdoor to trick travelling C-level execs into downloading "Darkhotel" spying software.

Londoners agree to give child away in return for free WiFi

Londoners agree to give child away in return for free WiFi

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Hundreds trapped and exposed by fake 'poisoned' WiFi hotspot.

Bash flaw threatens hundreds of millions of servers

Bash flaw threatens hundreds of millions of servers

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Systems admins are being warned of a decades-old bug that means hundreds of millions of systems - ranging from Unix/Linux web servers to possibly Apple devices and WiFi routers - can be easily hijacked.

Turn off WPS on routers for WiFi security

Turn off WPS on routers for WiFi security

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A Swiss researcher is advocating turning off WPS to secure routers after finding a flaw that eliminates the randomness of codes generated by some routers when WPS is switched on...

Security researcher to demo airplane Wi-Fi hack

Security researcher to demo airplane Wi-Fi hack

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IOActive security researcher Ruben Santamarta claims to have figured out how to hack the satellite communication equipment on airplanes, by infiltrating on-board Wi-Fi and entertainment systems.

Light bulb illuminates WiFi weakness: IOT security needs to improve

Light bulb illuminates WiFi weakness: IOT security needs to improve

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Smart light bulb hacked to reveal WiFi password, research project highlights need for development of Internet of Things security.

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