Don’t FREAK out just yet: Microsoft, Google and others provide crucial patches to combat the latest encryption bug

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Don’t FREAK out just yet: Microsoft, Google and others provide crucial patches to combat the latest encryption bug

In a recent discovery by French researchers in conjunction with Microsoft Research, the SSL/TLS protocols used to encrypt connections between browsers and website servers were found to be vulnerable on a variety of commonly used operating systems and browsers, including …

Marriott Jams WiFi Networks, Disconnecting Hotel Guests’ Personal Hotspots

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Marriott Jams WiFi Networks, Disconnecting Hotel Guests’ Personal Hotspots

Who knew that a worldwide hotel chain could monopolize the WiFi networks accessed on its property? Earlier this month Marriott was fined $600,000 for “jamming” guest-created hotspots while also charging consumers and small businesses exorbitant fees (upwards of $250-$1000 for …

Apple Fixes Crucial Enterprise WiFi Authentication Flaw With New IOS 8 Operating System

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Apple Fixes Crucial Enterprise WiFi Authentication Flaw With New IOS 8 Operating System

Even the king of the smartphone can’t avoid inevitable security vulnerabilities within its operating systems. Apple’s recent release of iOS 8 addresses a critical weakness present in older OS versions, which allowed potential attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication …

Plug To Unplug: Anti Wireless-Surveillance System Prevents Attacks From Spy Devices

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Plug To Unplug: Anti Wireless-Surveillance System Prevents Attacks From Spy Devices

Earlier this summer we talked about drones that can be programmed to act as rogue access points sent to break into unprotected wireless networks. Julian Oliver, an artist living in Berlin, created a device designed to prevent these types of …

Your Car May Be The Latest Target For Hackers As Vulnerabilities In Wireless Key Fobs Are Detected

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Your Car May Be The Latest Target For Hackers As Vulnerabilities In Wireless Key Fobs Are Detected

Gone are the days where a shattered window was the only telltale sign of a car break-in. At the Black Hat conference last month, Silvio Cesare, an Australian researcher, revealed a technique demonstrating how to spoof the signal from a …

Comcast Injects Unwanted Ads Into Websites Accessed With XFinity Public WiFi Hotspots

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Comcast Injects Unwanted Ads Into Websites Accessed With XFinity Public WiFi Hotspots

In a stealth move, one of the largest internet service providers could be tainting your websites with unwanted ads and malicious code. Sound dramatic? Comcast, as part of the recent launch of its XFinity public WiFi hotspots, is inserting ads …