Category: Wireless security

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Wireless security

Hackers Hijack Routers to Spread Malware Via Coronavirus Apps

March 26, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Cybercriminals are hijacking routers and changing Domain Name System (DNS) settings, in order to redirect victims to attacker controlled sites promoting fake coronavirus information apps. If victims download these apps, they are infected with information-stealing Oski malware. This latest attack […]

Mobile, Wireless security

HTC is launching the world’s most secure router

March 4, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Staying safe online could be about to get easier thanks to HTC and its new privacy-focused router. The company has tdoay unveiled the HTC Exodus 5G Hub, which it says is the world’s most secure router, offering “ultra-secure” 5G connectivity […]

Mobile, Wireless security

FCC: Wireless Carriers Violated Law by Sharing Location Data

February 3, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

A Federal Communications Commission investigation found that one or more U.S. wireless carriers violated federal law by selling consumer location data to third parties, according to a letter FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent to congressional lawmakers. In his letter sent […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Major vulnerabilities found in popular wireless presentation system

December 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

F-Secure consultants have discovered several exploitable vulnerabilities in Barco’s ClickShare wireless presentation system. Attackers can use the flaws to intercept and manipulate information during presentations, steal passwords and other confidential information, and install backdoors and other malware. Popular attack targets […]

Mobile security, Wireless security

Canada Spy Agencies Split Over Proposed Huawei 5G Ban: Media

November 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) were tasked with conducting a cybersecurity review to evaluate the risks as well as the economic costs to Canadian telecoms and consumers of blacklisting the equipment supplier. The […]

Mobile, Wireless security

Securing a Connected Future: 5G and IoT Security

September 12, 2019

Via: Security Week

Already available in some cities, 5G is ushering in an entirely new set of standards for global wireless communications. As the IoT-era continues to come into its own, businesses developing automotive, healthcare, industrial, energy and other IoT applications are planning […]

Mobile, Network security, Security, Wireless security

Top Wi-Fi routers have major security flaws

September 11, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A security researcher from Trustwave has discovered vulnerabilities in several D-Link and Comba routers which could make it easy for cybercriminals to see usernames and passwords stored on the devices. Trustwave SpiderLabs’ Simon Kenin found a total of five security […]

Mobile, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Routers from well-known manufacturers vulnerable to cross-router data leaks

August 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While many organizations and home networks use a host and guest network on the same router hardware to increase security, a new study by Ben-Gurion University indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are vulnerable to cross-router data leaks through a […]

Cloud security, Mobile, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Microsoft Beefs Up Wi-Fi Protection

May 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has begun pushing out its May 2019 Windows 10 update, which will flag Wi-Fi networks that are using the outdated and insecure Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication mechanisms. WEP was introduced in 1997 […]

Mobile, Network security, Wireless security

Microsoft wants to improve routing security

May 23, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, supported by the Internet Society, announced that Microsoft has joined the program whose primary objective is to reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system. Routing security is vital […]