Wireless network security
- July 28, 2017
At Black Hat 2017, Exodus Intelligence researcher Nitay Artenstein unveiled the Broadpwn exploit, which he called the world's first Wi-Fi worm and which puts billions of iOS and Android devices at risk.
- July 07, 2017
Broadpwn, a flaw in Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets, is patched, but Google withholds details. Plus, the latest in the antivirus drama between the U.S. and Russia, and more.
- December 19, 2014
Check Point has uncovered a widespread home router security vulnerability, dubbed Misfortune Cookie, that could allow attackers to gain control over millions of devices.
- December 18, 2014
According to WatchGuard, seven out of 10 restaurants, hotels and other businesses don't take the necessary steps to secure their guest Wi-Fi networks.
- December 12, 2014
News roundup: Amid a devastating breach incident Sony Pictures is fighting back, raising legal and ethical questions. Plus: A big week in security acquisitions; Comcast sued over open Wi-Fi; and Yahoo announces vulnerability disclosure policy.
- November 07, 2014
News roundup: Open Wi-Fi allegedly aided a fugitive in evading authorities, highlighting Wi-Fi hotspot risks as ISPs including Comcast turn residential gateways into hotspots. Plus: Google's nogotofail tool; messaging apps fail EFF security review; ...
- December 29, 2009
Karsten Nohl, a widely known encryption expert, has cracked the GSM encryption algorithm and claims software is available for hackers to eavesdrop on calls.
- July 30, 2009
Researchers have figured out a way to spoof sender numbers, bypass carrier protections and trick mobile devices to pull content from an attacker's server. This would leave users vulnerable to phishing attacks and other scams.
- July 16, 2009
Guide analyzes PCI requirements pertaining to wireless networks and provides recommendations.
- February 05, 2009
Several denial-of-service vulnerabilities and a privilege escalation flaw affects a wide range of Cisco Wireless LAN controllers, the networking giant warned.
- November 18, 2008
It could cost millions of dollars for retailers to rip and replace outdated systems and devices still using Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) to secure 802.11 wireless networks, according to a security expert tracking cybersecurity in the retail ...
- August 19, 2008
Version 1.2 of PCI DSS, due out in October, requires 802.1x for wireless protection and antivirus for all operating systems, according to a summary of the changes issued Tuesday.
- August 07, 2008
Black Hat: A cryptographer says Bluetooth version 2.1, designed to be more secure than previous versions, is actually extremely vulnerable to attackers.
- September 25, 2007
TJX Cos. should have moved faster to upgrade its Wi-Fi security from WEP encryption to WPA encryption, say Canadian officials.
- August 09, 2007
Experts say the standards are available to lock down Wi-Fi, but many network and security managers are taking an easier approach.