Category: Wireless security

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Microsoft has begun pushing out its May 2019 Windows 10 update, which will flag Wi-Fi networks that are using the outdated and insecure Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication mechanisms.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

Mobile, Wireless security

New Strain of Android Malware Found on Third-Party App Store

May 3, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers at Zscaler have reported on one of these third-party app stores: Smart Content Store, available via sexy.smartcontentstore[.]com and games.smartcontentstore[.]com, and offering new and updated apps. But Smart Content Store doesn’t deliver standard Android apps — it always delivers an […]

Mobile, Network security, Wireless security

5G brings great opportunities but requires a network transformation

May 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Telecom operators are overwhelmingly optimistic about the 5G business outlook and are moving forward aggressively with deployment plans. Twelve percent of operators expect to roll out 5G services in 2019, and an additional 86 percent expect to be delivering 5G […]

Mobile, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw In ASR 9000 Routers

April 18, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cisco has rushed out patches for a critical vulnerability in its ASR 9000 routers that could give remote, unauthenticated attackers access to the devices – as well as the power to launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against them. The flaw is […]

Mobile, Network security, Wireless security

WPA3 design flaws affect security of new Wi-Fi standard

April 11, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Researchers have discovered a number of design flaws affecting the security of the recently introduced WPA3 data transmission protocol. Collectively dubbed Dragonblood (because they affect WPA3’s Dragonfly handshake), they can be exploited to mount a DoS attack against a vulnerable […]

Wireless security

Verizon Patches Trio of Vulnerabilities in Home Router

April 10, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Verizon has patched a trio of vulnerabilities in a router commonly used by millions of customers of the company’s Fios bundled Internet access, phone and TV service. The flaws, in Verizon’s Quantum Gateway routers, if exploited, could give attackers complete […]

Wireless security

Consumer routers targeted by DNS hijacking attackers

April 5, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Owners of a slew of D-Link, ARGtek, DSLink, Secutech, TOTOLINK and Cisco consumer routers are urged to update their device’s firmware, lest they fall prey to ongoing DNS hijacking campaigns and device hijacking attacks. Targeted Cisco routers The Cisco routers […]