Category: Wireless security

Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

Multiple D-Link Routers Open to Complete Takeover with Simple Attack

October 18, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Eight D-Link routers in the company’s small/home office “DWR” range are vulnerable to complete takeover – but the vendor said it is planning on only patching two, according to a researcher. Błażej Adamczyk of the Silesian University of Technology in […]

Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

MikroTik routers with default credentials can be easily compromised

October 8, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

If you own a MikroTik router and you haven’t updated its RouterOS in the last month, you should do so now: Tenable Research has released details about four vulnerabilities they found in the OS, including an authenticated remote code execution […]

Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

ThreatList: 83% of Routers Contain Vulnerable Code

October 5, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A staggering 83 percent of home and office routers have vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. Of those vulnerable, over a quarter harbor high-risk and critical vulnerabilities, according to a report released this week by American Consumer Institute on […]

Wireless security

Regularly updating your wireless router is not enough to ward off attacks

October 3, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Wireless routers are the most often attacked and exploited type of IoT device. They are also one of the rare IoT devices that most of us can’t do without. We need them to be as secure as can be, but […]

Wireless security

Experts see 5G as defense to Stingray spying

September 28, 2018

Via: The Hill

Security experts and privacy advocates are hopeful the rollout of the new 5G wireless network could eliminate a glaring surveillance vulnerability that allows spying on nearby phone calls. Lawmakers have been pressing the Trump administration to crack down on technology […]

Hacker, Wireless security

Hacking WiFi Password in a few steps using a new attack on WPA/WPA2

August 8, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

A security researcher has devised a new WiFi hacking technique that could be exploited to easily crack WiFi passwords of most modern routers. The security researcher Jens ‘Atom’ Steube, lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, has devised a […]

Wireless security

Cryptojacker Campaign Hits MikroTik Routers

August 3, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

More than 200,000 routers hit with a sophisticated cryptomining attack that appears to be spreading. In March, routers from Latvian manufacturer MikroTik were hit by an advanced threat dubbed Operation Slingshot. The company patched for the threat, but now a […]

Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

D-Link, Dasan Routers Under Attack In Yet Another Assault

July 23, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Dasan and D-Link routers running GPON firmware are being targeted by hackers in an attempt to create a botnet. Unpatched D-Link and Dasan GPON router vulnerabilities are being targeted by hackers attempting to build a botnet army, according to research […]

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 […]