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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.
 
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.
 
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