Wireless network security
- December 18, 2018
While the number of countries with Huawei bans in place grows and more issue warnings, a German investigation found no evidence of spying to support the fear.
- June 26, 2018
Latest WPA3 security protocol update adds new features to the Wi-Fi access specification for simple and secure wireless access for individuals, as well as enterprises.
- June 22, 2018
Sen. Ron Wyden got all major U.S. wireless carriers to promise not to sell mobile location data to third parties, but experts question the basic security practices in place.
- June 01, 2018
News roundup: A major cellular network may have been compromised by exploiting SS7 vulnerabilities, according to reports. Plus, Kaspersky's lawsuits have been dismissed, and more.
- May 17, 2018
Following news that it provides near real-time location data to law enforcement without warrants, a Securus hack exposed information on those law enforcement customers.
- January 11, 2018
The new WPA3 Wi-Fi protocol aims to improve security for IoT devices and strengthen password security with protections against brute force attacks.
- October 17, 2017
Researchers discover a WPA2 vulnerability and brand it KRACK, but some experts say the early reports overstate the risk of the flaw and downplay the difficulty of an exploit.
- 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.