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Private WiFi has Officially Launched its Early Adopters Program  01 September 2010 
Source: PR Newswire - Posted by Anthony Pell   
In an attempt to help secure the world from hackers while using a public hotspot, Private WiFi has officially launched its WiFi Encryption Software. Until Sept., users can qualify for a month free of the hacker proof service.
 
WPA2 security hole discovered  27 July 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
Security experts at AirTight Networks have discovered a hole in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol. The security hole was named as Hole 196 after the number of the relevant page in the IEEE 802.11 (2007) standard document.
 
Google halts deletion of Street View Wi-Fi data  24 May 2010 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google has stopped deleting the personal data its Street View cars collected from open Wi-Fi networks, following what the company called "some uncertainty" over the deletion process.
 
Top Ten Free Wi-Fi Security Test Tools  12 May 2010 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
All new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products support WPA2 (AES-CCMP) security, but that's not enough to harden a WLAN against attack. Breaches can still be caused by policy, configuration, and coding mistakes, overly-friendly clients, or unauthorized APs. Continuous surveillance and periodic assessments are important to spot (and then patch!) these and other WLAN vulnerabilities.
 
How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi  13 April 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Picture this: You're at a café with your laptop and latte in hand, getting ready to review new sales leads and the quarterly financial projections. First you hop on the free Wi-Fi that the shop's management provides. Then you connect your laptop to a projector so that the entire café can take a look, and finally you hand out some printed copies of your confidential product specifications to the other patrons so that they can follow along.
 
Wireless intrusion detection  16 March 2010 
Source: The Hindu - Posted by Alex   
When most people think of wireless, they think only in terms of access and not in terms of attacks or intrusions, say David D. Coleman and David A. Westcott in ‘CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide’ (www.wileyindia.com).
 
Top Ten Wi-Fi Security Threats  09 March 2010 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Alex   
Gone are the early days of Wi-Fi, when CSOs lost sleep over threats like WEP cracking and war driving. 802.11n products have matured to the point where many enterprises are investing in larger, faster WLANs to support mission-critical applications. And yet, pros know that security is never to be taken for granted. Here, we offer our Top Ten Wi-Fi Threats and explain why diligence is (still) required.
 
A New Wi-Fi Exploit, Limited But Clever  28 February 2010 
Source: Slashdot - Posted by Alex   
"Martin Beck, who in 2008 co-wrote a paper describing a way to inject packets into a secured Wi-Fi system, is back with a more extensive exploit. His 'Enhanced TKIP Michael Attacks' still don't allow extraction of a key, and are limited to TKIP (not AES-CCMP) WPA-protected networks. Still, he's figured out how to put in large payloads, and to extract data sent from an access point to a client — all without cracking the network key. The attack requires proximity to sniff and inject data, but it's another crack in the older key standard (TKIP) that no one with serious security interests should still be using."
 
Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux, Part 3  30 November 2009 
Source: Linux Planet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Last month, we started this series to help you survey and analyze the airwaves with Linux tools. In the first part, we looked at SWScanner after reviewing some basic stumbling and sniffing information. Then in the second part, we discovered KwiFiManager and tcpdump.
 
Configuring Strong Wi-fi (802.1x) Authentication in Linux  24 November 2009 
Source: Linux Planet - Posted by Alex   
In this tutorial series, we'll first see how 802.1X authentication fits into the big picture of wireless LAN security. Then we'll configure the authentication settings in Ubuntu. Lastly, we'll review the manual configuration of 802.1X supplicants. Lets get started!
 
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