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D-Link Agrees to 10 Years of Security Audits to Settle FTC Charges

D-Link Agrees to 10 Years of Security Audits to Settle FTC Charges

July 03, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Taiwanese networking equipment manufacturer D-Link has agreed to implement a "comprehensive software security program" in order to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit alleging that the company didn't take adequate steps to protect its consumers from hackers. Your wireless router is the first line of defense against potential threats on the Internet. However, sadly, most widely-used routers fail to offer necessary security features and have often found vulnerable to serious security flaws, eventually enabling remote attackers to unauthorizedly access networks and compromise the security of other devices connected to it. In recent years, the security of wireless networks has been more of a hot topic due to cyber attacks, as well as has gained headlines after the discovery of critical vulnerabilities—such as authentication bypass , remote code execution , hard-coded login credentials , and information disclosure—in routers manufactured by various brands.
New APIs Suggest WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Support Coming Soon to Windows 10

New APIs Suggest WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Support Coming Soon to Windows 10

November 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Windows 10 users don't have to wait much longer for the support of latest WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard , a new blog post from Microsoft apparently revealed. The third version of Wi-Fi Protected Access, in-short WPA3, is the next generation of the wireless security protocol that has been designed to make it harder for attackers to hack WiFi password . WPA3 was officially launched earlier this year, but the new WiFi security standard won't arrive overnight. Most device manufacturers could take months to get their new routers and networking devices certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance to support WPA3. Meanwhile, technology providers have already started working on software and firmware updates to support the new WPA3 standard, including Microsoft. WPA3-Personal (SAE) Support in Windows 10 Though Microsoft hasn't yet officially announced WPA3 support for its Windows 10 operating system, new APIs introduced in the newly released Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18272 , as ma
Wi-Fi Gets Simplified Version Numbers and Next Version is Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi Gets Simplified Version Numbers and Next Version is Wi-Fi 6

October 03, 2018Mohit Kumar
Do you know what is the latest version of Wi-Fi? It's okay if you don't know. It is — Wi-Fi is 802.11ac. I am sure many of us can't answer this question immediately because the Wi-Fi technology doesn't have a traditional format of version numbers… at least until yesterday. The Wi-Fi Alliance—the group that manages the implementation of Wi-Fi—has today announced that the next version of WiFi standard, which is 802.11ax, will use a simpler naming scheme and will be called WiFi 6. Wi-Fi 6, based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard, will offer higher data rates, increased capacity, good performance—even in dense environments (such as stadiums or public venues) and improved power efficiency, making it perfect choice for smart home and IoT uses). Of course, the updated version names of all previous Wi-Fi standards will now be: 802.11b → Wi-Fi 1 802.11a → Wi-Fi 2 802.11g → Wi-Fi 3 802.11n → Wi-Fi 4, 802.11ac (current) → Wi-Fi 5 This new straightforward approach
WPA3 Standard Officially Launches With New Wi-Fi Security Features

WPA3 Standard Officially Launches With New Wi-Fi Security Features

June 26, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The Wi-Fi Alliance today officially launched WPA3 —the next-generation Wi-Fi security standard that promises to eliminate all the known security vulnerabilities and wireless attacks that are up today including the dangerous KRACK attacks . WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a standard designed to authenticate wireless devices using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protocol and is intended to prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your wireless data. However, in late last year, security researchers uncovered a severe flaw in the current WPA2 protocol, dubbed KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack), that made it possible for attackers to intercept, decrypt and even manipulate WiFi network traffic. Although most device manufacturers patched their devices against KRACK attacks, the WiFi Alliance, without much delay, rushed to finalize and launch WPA3 in order to address WPA2's technical shortcomings from the ground. What is WPA3? What New Security Features WPA3 Offers? WP
Wi-Fi can be turned into IMSI Catcher to Track Cell Phone Users Everywhere

Wi-Fi can be turned into IMSI Catcher to Track Cell Phone Users Everywhere

November 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Image Source: Libelium Here's a new danger to your smartphone security: Your mobile device can be hijacked and tracked without your knowledge. Remember Stingrays ? The controversial cell phone spying tool, also known as " IMSI catchers ," has long been used by law enforcement to track and monitor mobile users by mimicking a cellphone tower and tricking their devices to connect to them. Sometimes it even intercepts calls and Internet traffic, sends fake texts, and installs spyware on a victim's phone. Setting up such Stingrays-type surveillance devices , of course, is expensive and needs a lot of efforts, but researchers have now found a new, cheapest way to do the same thing with a simple Wi-Fi hotspot. Yes, Wi-Fi network can capture IMSI numbers from nearby smartphones, allowing almost anyone to track and monitor people wirelessly. IMSI or international mobile subscriber identity is a unique 15-digit number used for authentication of a person when movi
Google WiFi Router — Combine Multiple Routers to Boost WiFi Signal

Google WiFi Router — Combine Multiple Routers to Boost WiFi Signal

September 24, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Can you rely on a single loudspeaker in your living room for great sound throughout your home? Nah! In the same way, you can not expect a single WiFi router to provide stable range throughout your home. To solve this issue, Google will soon power your home's wireless internet network with its own-brand new WiFi router called Google WiFi , according to a new report. Google is set to launch a lot of new gadgets at its hardware event on October 4 including the new Pixel smartphones, Google Home, the refreshed 4K-capable Chromecast rumored to be called Chromecast Ultra and the new Google WiFi router. But the Google WiFi router might be the biggest surprise of the bunch. Google WiFi is said to be designed in such a way that it can be deployed in groups to create a mesh network so that multiple units can be linked together, similar to Eero's incredible router, according to a report from Android Police. With Google WiFi, you simply need to plug one device into your
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