Tag Archives: WiFi

Phillips smart bulbs could compromise your Wi-Fi network

by Rachel Kaser, TheNextWeb

A new report this week revealed that your cool smart light bulbs from Philips are potentially vulnerable to hackers — in fact, your whole Wi-Fi network could be compromised. So take our word for it: update now.

This news comes from cybersecurity research firm Checkpoint, which published a blog post exposing the flaw. When this was originally pointed out several years ago, companies found a way to stop what was at the time a bulb-hopping attack. Checkpoint says that, while this fix was deployed at the time, the basic vulnerability in the Hue bulb is still there, and can still be used for mischief.

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Connected to Wi-Fi, But No Internet Access in Windows? Here’s the Fix!

by Ben Stegner, MakeUseOf

You sit down to get some work done on your Windows computer, and that’s when you see it. The dreaded yellow triangle appears over your internet connection icon, annoyingly proclaiming that you have No Internet Access.

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WEP, WPA, or WPA2: How to Tell What Security Type Your Wi-Fi Is

by Simon Batt, MakeUseOf

Did you know that your Wi-Fi connection uses one of four different security types? While all of them are different, they’re not all equal; as such, it’s essential to learn what security type your Wi-Fi is using.

Let’s explore the four Wi-Fi security types and see which ones are the best to use. Continue reading WEP, WPA, or WPA2: How to Tell What Security Type Your Wi-Fi Is

Using Wi-Fi-like sonar to measure speed and distance of indoor movement

by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University, TechXplore

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for measuring speed and distance in indoor environments, which could be used to improve navigation technologies for robots, drones—or pedestrians trying to find their way around an airport. The technique uses a novel combination of Wi-Fi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real time.

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WiFi Signal Interference Can Leak Your Passwords and Keystrokes

by Swati Khandelwal, The Hacker News

Hackers can steal your sensitive information, such as your Passwords, PINs and Keystrokes, from your phone by observing changes in the wireless signal as you enter them into your smartphones.

A group of researchers from the Shanghai Jaio Tong University, the University of South Florida and the University of Massachusetts at Boston have demonstrated a new technique that can reveal private information by analyzing the radio signal Interference, using just one rogue WiFi hotspot. Continue reading WiFi Signal Interference Can Leak Your Passwords and Keystrokes