Category: Wireless security

Mobile, Wireless security

Patched Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities Posed Risks to All Users

May 14, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

A Belgian security researcher says he uncovered vulnerabilities that affect all modern Wi-Fi security protocols and impact most wirelessly connected devices, including smartphones, routers and IoT devices. The flaws have been fixed by many tech companies to avoid leaks of […]

Mobile, Wireless security

U.S Intelligence Agencies Warn About 5G Network Weaknesses

May 11, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Inadequate implementation of telecom standards, supply chain threats, and weaknesses in systems architecture could pose major cybersecurity risks to 5G networks, potentially making them a lucrative target for cybercriminals and nation-state adversaries to exploit for valuable intelligence. The analysis, which […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Wireless security

Are Wi-Fi Hotspots Dangerous to Use?

April 28, 2021

Via: Zone Alarm

Hotspots, for those who don’t know, are points of internet connection, allowing you to access them. One you may be familiar with is the one found on your mobile device and the ones available at cafes, restaurants, hotels, airports, and […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Wireless security

FCC to Focus Efforts on 5G, Software and Cloud Service Vulnerabilities

April 19, 2021

Via: Security Week

Last Thursday (April 15th), Rosenworcel made a statement on future priorities by reestablishing the Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) with a focus on 5g networks and software and cloud services vulnerabilities. “I am committed to working with our […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Wireless security

How hackers are targeting your phone through Bluetooth

March 29, 2021

Via: Panda Security

Bluetooth is an amazingly useful wireless technology built into almost every smartphone, tablet and laptop. We can use it to transfer files, play audio wirelessly, collect health data from wearable trackers and more. But like WiFi, Bluetooth is being targeted […]

Mobile, Wireless security

T-Mobile Got Hacked Again at the End of 2020

January 7, 2021

Via: Panda Security

USA’s third-biggest cellular service provider reported a security incident that took place in December 2020. This was the company’s second data breach during the pandemic-ridden year. T-Mobile appears to not be off to a good start in 2021 as the […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Home Wi-Fi security tips – 5 things to check

November 30, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Every day is a computer security day, but November 30th is officially Computer Security Day, intended to raise awareness of online security issues and to promote cybersecurity best practices. Days like these are a handy nudge to do a few […]

Mobile, Network security, Security, Wireless security

US Warns of ‘Consequences’ If Brazil Picks Huawei 5G

July 30, 2020

Via: Security Week

“I wouldn’t say there would be retaliation, but there would be consequences” if Brazil goes against US advice and picks the Chinese firm, Ambassador Todd Chapman told newspaper Globo. Brazil is due to launch a tender next year for the […]

Mobile, Wireless security

More Countries Waking up to Huawei Threats, US Say

July 16, 2020

Via: Security Week

“Each country is going to make their decisions for their own country, but I think there’s a growing recognition everywhere that Huawei is a problem,” National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told journalists in Paris. His comments came after three days […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Mobile, Wireless security

Chinese Companies Huawei and ZTE Declared National Security Threats by FCC

July 1, 2020

Via: Security Week

In response to the announcement, China asked the U.S. to stop “oppressing Chinese companies,” accusing Washington of “abusing state power” and claiming that there was no evidence of wrongdoing. The FCC said the move is part of efforts to protect […]