Category: Wireless security

Mobile, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Researcher Shows How Tesla Key Card Feature Can Be Abused to Steal Cars

June 13, 2022

Via: Security Week

The research was conducted by Martin Herfurt, an Austria-based member of the Trifinite research group, which focuses on Bluetooth security. Herfurt’s analysis targeted a change made by Tesla in August 2021 to key card access, removing the requirement for users […]

Mobile, Wireless security

You can now add Bluetooth to the list of privacy threats to be worried about

June 10, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Security experts have found a way to track people using the Bluetooth chips integrated into their mobile devices, and laptops, but it’s a lot harder than it sounds (and not quite effective, yet). Researchers at the University of California, San […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Researchers Find Way to Run Malware on iPhone Even When It’s OFF

May 16, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A first-of-its-kind security analysis of iOS Find My function has demonstrated a novel attack surface that makes it possible to tamper with the firmware and load malware onto a Bluetooth chip that’s executed while an iPhone is “off.” The mechanism […]

Mobile, Wireless security

EU believes Open RAN could improve 5G security

May 13, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A report from the European Union (EU) says Open RAN technology has the potential to enhance the continent’s cybersecurity provisions but warns that certain conditions must be met if this promise is to be fulfilled. The Radio Access Network (RAN) […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Electric Vehicle DC charging tripped by a wireless hack

March 30, 2022

Via: The Register

Researchers from the University of Oxford published details of a vulnerability in the Combined Charging System that has the potential to abort charging. The Combined Charging System (CCS) is one of the plethora of standards in the EV charging world, […]

Access control, Mobile, Security, Wireless security

How to share your Wi-Fi password safely

January 11, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

You may not have as many people visiting your home due to the pandemic, but restrictions are a hit-and-miss affair. It’s possible your region has opened up a little, and you’re seeing folks in your home for the first time […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Researchers Uncover New Coexistence Attacks On Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Chips

December 16, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have demonstrated a new attack technique that makes it possible to leverage a device’s Bluetooth component to directly extract network passwords and manipulate traffic on a Wi-Fi chip, putting billions of electronic devices at risk of stealthy attacks. […]

Mobile, Network security, Security, Wireless security

Wardrivers Can Still Easily Crack 70% of Wi-Fi Passwords

October 26, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

The same standard that allows wireless devices to remain connected and roam between access points also allows attackers to easily collect critical Wi-Fi keys that can later be hashed to find Wi-Fi network passwords, a researcher found in a wardriving […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Medtronic Recalls Medical Devices Due to Security Risks That Can Lead to Injury, Death

October 7, 2021

Via: Security Week

The recall is related to a series of vulnerabilities discovered by a team of cybersecurity researchers in 2018. In June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Medtronic informed the public of a recall of MiniMed 508 and […]

Mobile, Wireless security

APAC 5G revenue to reach $13.9 billion in 2025

September 27, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Though in early stages, 5G will be adopted considerably faster than 4G based on the current rate experienced in China and South Korea. However, even with faster adoption rates of 5G, 4G will remain the more prevalent cellular technology through […]