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Anti-surveillance advocates want you to run an open, secure WiFi router  23 July 2014 
Source: Engadget - Posted by Alex   
Plenty of WiFi routers have guest modes for visitors; some companies base their entire business models around them. Many of these devices are full of security holes, however, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation doesn't see that as acceptable in an era where widespread government surveillance is a fact of life.
 
Crypto weakness in smart LED lightbulbs exposes Wi-Fi passwords  09 July 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
In the latest cautionary tale involving the so-called Internet of things, white-hat hackers have devised an attack against network-connected lightbulbs that exposes Wi-Fi passwords to anyone in proximity to one of the LED devices.
 
'Warbiking' highlights the need for better wireless security  08 July 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Unlike the majority of MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra) on Sydney's roads, he's not cycling to and from work, or for medically-advised health reasons. He's actually the global head of security research for Sophos, and this bike ride is all about research.
 
New open-source router firmware opens your Wi-Fi network to strangers  22 June 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
We’ve often heard security folks explain their belief that one of the best ways to protect Web privacy and security on one's home turf is to lock down one's private Wi-Fi network with a strong password. But a coalition of advocacy organizations is calling such conventional wisdom into question.
 
How A Hacker Nabbed $600,000 In Two Months By Googling People's Home Networks  22 June 2014 
Source: Business Insider - Posted by Alex   
Sometimes a hacker does something so brilliant, we can't help but marvel at it. In this case, a hacker figured out how to control certain home networks to mine for a computer currency called Dogecoin, netting over half a million dollars in a matter of months.
 
WPA2 wireless security cracked  26 March 2014 
Source: phys.org - Posted by Dave Wreski   
There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended as a way to keep intruders away from private networks.
 
Hackers hijacking free Wi-Fi, especially at airports  26 November 2013 
Source: Salisbury Post - Posted by Alex   
Everywhere you look these days, you see people using their electronic gadgets: smartphones, tablets, gaming systems and e-readers. Most of these gadgets require Wi-Fi to access the Internet or the gadget itself is a Wi-Fi hotspot. Many airports and other public spaces offer Wi-Fi for the public to log onto the Internet from their laptop computers.
 
Oi, Google, you ate all our Wi-Fi keys  23 July 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Privacy experts have urged Google to allow Android users' to encrypt their backups in the wake of the NSA PRISM surveillance flap.
 
Reporters sued as 'hackers' for finding a security hole with Google  23 May 2013 
Source: Wired UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Call it security through absurdity: a pair of telecom firms have branded reporters for Scripps News as "hackers" after they discovered the personal data of over 170,000 customers -- including social security numbers and other identifying data that could be used for identity theft -- sitting on a publicly accessible server.
 
Suspect in 'biggest cyber attack in history' had hack van, bunker  29 April 2013 
Source: The Age - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A Dutch citizen arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyber attack in internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country, officials said on Sunday.
 
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