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How to lock down an insecure wireless network router  19 February 2015 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It's nearly always possible to find a router's default username and password online, depending on the brand and model. This means you can connect to the network, or tap into the router settings and lock out anyone from the network — even the owners.
 
Information disclosure flaw exposes Netgear wireless routers to attacks  16 February 2015 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Several wireless routers made by Netgear contain a vulnerability that allows unauthenticated attackers to extract sensitive information from the devices, including their administrator passwords and wireless network keys.
 
KeySweeper a $10 spy tool disguised as Wall Charger  14 January 2015 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A security researcher has developed a USB wall charger which he claims can read data from any wireless keyboard manufactured by Microsoft. He has named the device as KeySweeper and has also released a do it yourself tutorial on GitHub.
 
Wifiphisher automates phishing attacks against secured WiFi AP  06 January 2015 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new software tool named WiFiPhisher is available on Github created by a Greek security researcher, named George Chatzisofroniou. He has developed a WiFi social engineering tool that is designed to steal credentials from users of secure Wi-Fi networks.
 
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.
 
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