Your Firstborn Child Or Free Public WiFi? The Answer May Not Be So Obvious

News Tech Trends

Your Firstborn Child Or Free Public WiFi? The Answer May Not Be So Obvious

Earlier this summer several unsuspecting Londoners offered their first born in exchange for free WiFi. Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly. During an experiment sponsored by security firm F-Secure, researchers set up a hotspot in the city’s busiest shopping …

T-Mobile To Roll Out Sophisticated WiFi Calling Feature To Its Customers, Including Compatibility With New Apple Flagship Smartphones

News Tech Trends

T-Mobile To Roll Out Sophisticated WiFi Calling Feature To Its Customers, Including Compatibility With New Apple Flagship Smartphones

With the recent release of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus flagship smartphones, there’s been a lot of talk about WiFi calling lately. Unbeknownst to many, WiFi calling has been around for about a decade, as T-Mobile was …

Yet Another Security Flaw In The IoT World: A WiFi-Enabled Thermostat Open To Potential Attacks

News Security Threats

Yet Another Security Flaw In The IoT World: A WiFi-Enabled Thermostat Open To Potential Attacks

Can’t say we are all that surprised with yet another security vulnerability on an Internet of Things (IoT) device. Heatmiser, a UK manufacturer of digital thermostats, has issued a warning to its customers regarding its WiFi-enabled thermostats running firmware 1.2. …

Hacking Made Easy? Traffic Infrastructure The Latest In A Growing Trend Of Vulnerabilities In Open, Unsecure Networks

News Security Threats

Hacking Made Easy? Traffic Infrastructure The Latest In A Growing Trend Of Vulnerabilities In Open, Unsecure Networks

Red Light, Green Light is not just an innocent child’s game anymore. According to a team of researchers at the University of Michigan, it is possible to actually hack into traffic infrastructure to disrupt the flow of traffic and cause …

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

News Consumer Protection, Security Threats

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 …

Not Your Average Siamese: Coco Is A Cat-Turned WiFi Spy Sniffing Out Unencrypted Wireless Networks

News Tech Trends

Not Your Average Siamese: Coco Is A Cat-Turned WiFi Spy Sniffing Out Unencrypted Wireless Networks

Years ago industry experts may have laughed at the idea of a cat-turned WiFi spy. Last month a security researcher named Gene Bransfield showcased what he called the “War Kitteh” at the Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas. Using …

Is An Ultra-Secure Smartphone Built On An Android Operating System An Oxymoron?

News Security Threats

Is An Ultra-Secure Smartphone Built On An Android Operating System An Oxymoron?

What happens when you design a smartphone to specifically place security and privacy in the hands of its users? You get an ultra-secure, attack resistant device right? Not exactly. Researchers on the BlueBox Labs security team discovered a potential vulnerability …