Wireless Access Points

Feds warn of booby-trapped hotel Wi-Fi connections

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) on Tuesday issued a warning to travelers to be on the lookout for malware on their hotel's wireless connection.

Twitter turns on HTTPS by default to protect Wi-Fi users

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Twitter has joined a short-list of major web brands that have turned on the secure browsing capability, HTTPS, by default.

Don't let Wi-Fi hotspots get the best of you

Don't let Wi-Fi hotspots get the best of you

Securing wireless connectivity for roaming employees is not as simple as instituting corporate policy. It also requires the education of both administrators and end-users -- and some technology help.

Security firm releases tool to brute force routers

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A Maryland security firm has released an open-source tool that can be used to exploit a vulnerability that permits the brute force hacking of wireless routers, connected using the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) standard, to retrieve passwords.

Vulnerability allows brute force hacking of wireleless routers

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A computing standard than enables users to easily stand up an encrypted wireless network suffers from a design weakness that could enable attackers to gain router access, according to US-CERT.

PCI Council beefs up wireless guidance

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The PCI Security Standards Council, charged with managing payment security guidelines, on Friday issued updated guidance around protecting wireless technology in cardholder environments. The update offers expanded advice on securing Bluetooth, and provides methods for testing and detecting rogue wireless access points, which are unauthorized Wi-Fi entryways typically set up by attackers to sniff network traffic. The council first released procedures to secure wireless in 2009.

Schumer asks Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon to adopt HTTPS

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A federal lawmaker is calling on a number of high-profile websites to adopt a more secure web protocol to prevent wireless hackers from hijacking their users' data.

Protecting the network from inside the firewall

Protecting the network from inside the firewall

Today's security appliances do a great job patrolling the network perimeter, but what do you do when the threat is coming from inside the building?

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