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Category: Wireless security


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 […]


Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Sierra Wireless Patches Critical Vulns in Range of Wireless Routers

May 9, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Sierra Wireless has patched two critical vulnerabilities for its range of wireless gateways that would leave the enterprise devices helpless to an array of remote threats, including the charms of the Reaper IoT botnet. The more critical of the two […]


Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Over a Million Dasan Routers Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

May 2, 2018

Via: Security Week

Researchers have disclosed the details of two unpatched vulnerabilities that expose more than one million home routers made by South Korea-based Dasan Networks to remote hacker attacks. In a blog post published on Monday, vpnMentor revealed that many Gigabit-capable Passive […]


Wireless security

Talos experts found many high severity flaws in Moxa EDR-810 industrial routers

April 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts at Cisco’s Talos group have discovered a total of 17 vulnerabilities in Moxa EDR-810 industrial routers manufactured by Moxa. The Moxa EDR-810 is an integrated industrial multiport router that implements firewall, NAT, VPN and managed Layer 2 switch […]