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'BlackSheep' Sniffs Out Firesheep WiFi-Hacking  09 November 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Alex   
A researcher today released a Firefox plug-in that serves as an early warning system of sorts for WiFi users whose Web sessions are either at risk or have been already hijacked by someone running the Firesheep sidejacking tool.
 
Software engineer blogs own Starbucks wiretap  04 November 2010 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Firesheep – the Firefox extension that lets you nab people's cookies over insecure networks and hijack their web accounts – doesn't do anything that hasn't been done for years. But it makes for good theatre.
 
The unvarnished truth about unsecured Wi-Fi  01 November 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Chances are you don't leave your front door unlocked. And you shouldn't leave your Wi-Fi network unsecured either. Why? With a $50 wireless antenna and the right software a criminal hacker located outside your building as far as a mile away can capture passwords, e-mail messages, and any other data being transmitted over your network, and even decrypt data that is supposedly protected.
 
Wi-Fi Security: Have We Learned Anything?  19 October 2010 
Source: IT Business Edge - Posted by Alex   
The results are disheartening, and suggest that not much has been learned in the decade or so that Wi-Fi has been popular. The cracker, CryptoCard Executive Vice President Jason Hart, found that just under half of the 40,000 networks he tried to access had either very rudimentary encryption or demanded no password at all.
 
A quarter of WiFi networks unsecured, finds survey  15 October 2010 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Alex   
Years after WiFi security was supposed to have gone ‘critical’, a quarter of access points in the UK remain open and unsecured, a new ‘wardriving’ survey has discovered.
 
Half of wi-fi networks can be hacked in seconds  14 October 2010 
Source: Telegraph UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Of the 40,000 networks identified in the six cities, just under 20,000 had no password or the most basic form of security encryption, the research for card protection and insurance company CPP found.
 
Ten Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security  10 September 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
Public Wi-Fi Hotspots can be a hacker's paradise. Following these ten basic security tips can mean the difference between safe surfing and an identity-theft or data-loss nightmare.
 
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.
 
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