Category: Wireless security

Hacker, Wireless security

Hacking WiFi Password in a few steps using a new attack on WPA/WPA2

August 8, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

A security researcher has devised a new WiFi hacking technique that could be exploited to easily crack WiFi passwords of most modern routers. The security researcher Jens ‘Atom’ Steube, lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, has devised a […]

Wireless security

Cryptojacker Campaign Hits MikroTik Routers

August 3, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

More than 200,000 routers hit with a sophisticated cryptomining attack that appears to be spreading. In March, routers from Latvian manufacturer MikroTik were hit by an advanced threat dubbed Operation Slingshot. The company patched for the threat, but now a […]

Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

D-Link, Dasan Routers Under Attack In Yet Another Assault

July 23, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Dasan and D-Link routers running GPON firmware are being targeted by hackers in an attempt to create a botnet. Unpatched D-Link and Dasan GPON router vulnerabilities are being targeted by hackers attempting to build a botnet army, according to research […]

Mobile security, Wireless security

Researchers Create Attacks That Compromise LTE Data Communication

July 2, 2018

Via: Security Week

Newly devised attacks on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-speed wireless standard break the confidentiality and privacy of communication, team of researchers claim. In a newly published paper (PDF), researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum and New York University Abu Dhabi present […]

Wireless security

WPA3 Brings New Authentication and Encryption to Wi-Fi

June 26, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

The Wi-Fi Alliance officially launches its latest protocol, which offers new capabilities for personal, enterprise, and IoT wireless networks. Wi-Fi connections soon will become easier to secure with a newly available security protocol from the Wi-Fi Alliance. WPA3 is the […]

Wireless security

5 Tips for Protecting SOHO Routers Against the VPNFilter Malware

June 4, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

News of how the Russians are alleged to have infected more than 500,000 home routers worldwide via the VPNFilter malware broke last week, leaving home users and security managers scratching their heads about how to best to lock themselves down. […]

Wireless security

Dem calls for hearing on alleged wireless data disclosures

May 25, 2018

Via: The Hill

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is calling for a hearing on reports that wireless location-tracking data is being shared without consumers’ approval. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) is urging Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to convene […]

Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Comcast Patches Router Bug That Leaked Some Wi-Fi Passwords

May 23, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Comcast patched a bug Monday that under certain conditions leaked customer SSID names and passwords of Xfinity routers. The flaw was accessible via the Comcast website used by customers to activate and manage their Xfinity router. The bug did not […]

Malware, Wireless security

TheMoon botnet is now leveraging a zero-day to target GPON routers

May 22, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab reported that cybercriminals are continuing to target the Dasan GPON routers, they recently spotted threat actors using another new zero-day flaw affecting the same routers and recruit them in their botnet. At the […]

Network security, Wireless security

New DDoS Attack Method Leverages UPnP

May 15, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

‘Lock down UPnP routers,’ researchers say. A new DDoS technique is adding a new twist to this common threat and upping the chance that an attack will have an impact on business operations. The new attack leverages a known vulnerability […]