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The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP  18 December 2014 
Source: lifehacker - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.
 
Home Wi-Fi security's just as good as '90s PC security! Wait, what?  08 December 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
UK home Wi-Fi security is as bad as PC security was in the 1990s, according to a new study. Security software firm Avast found that more than half of all routers are poorly protected by default or common, easily hacked password/ID combinations.
 
Hacker demonstrates risks of using public Wi-Fi  07 November 2014 
Source: Click Orlando - Posted by Alex   
Computer hacker Jonathan Singer wants to remind everyone that not all hackers are of the so-called "black hat" variety who have sinister intent. "'White hat' is what I do in my industry and profession, to help secure networks and bring awareness to make it safer," said Singer.
 
What a hacker can learn about your life from the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi network  20 October 2014 
Source: Quartz - Posted by Alex   
We often shift between a phone signal, private internet connections, and public Wi-Fi networks. You pass by your local Starbucks, for example, and the phone remembers you’ve been there in the past and latches on to its signal—without you thinking too much about it.
 
WPS Implementation Issue Exposes Wi-Fi Routers to Attack  03 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
A number of popular home and small office routers suffer from an implementation problem that could lead an experienced hacker down the road toward learning the devices’ eight-digit Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PINs in one guess.
 
How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi  08 August 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Late last month, a Siamese cat named Coco went wandering in his suburban Washington, DC neighborhood. He spent three hours exploring nearby backyards. He killed a mouse, whose carcass he thoughtfully brought home to his octogenarian owner, Nancy.
 
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.
 
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