Wi-Fi in the News2019-07-24T21:10:13+00:00
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Wi-Fi hacks happen at an alarming rate, learn about the latest hacks around the world.

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Don’t Let Kr00k Bend You Out of Shape

Kr00k, a recent vulnerability found by Eset, causes devices sending traffic over Wi-Fi to send unencrypted data, like in the KRACK vulnerability. While a separate vulnerability, KRACK exploits devices by installing an all-zero encryption key, among other vulnerabilities, whereas Kr00k exploits a timing issue where the client or access point (AP) removes the key before finishing its connection leading to an all-zero encryption key. With both vulnerabilities the [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|

Ruckus (Commscope) Access Points Put to The Hackers’ Test

Did they pass? You’ll have to read on to find out... Ruckus, which is now a part of Commscope via acuquisition in 2018, came into the business-class Wi-Fi market in 2002 with a disruptive antenna design.  At the time, the antenna technology was quite novel and utilized multiple electrically-steerable antenna arrays to focus signal to desired targets such as laptops or mobile phones, and reject noisy sources like [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|

Emotet Evolves to Gain the Wi-Fi Attribute

A recent addition to the Emotet botnet, found by Binary Defense, enables this malware to spread through Wi-Fi networks. This differs from previous versions of Emotet where it only targeted local wired networks. The Emotet botnet started off as a banking trojan in 2014. Early on, it spread by email and would resend itself to its victims’ contact lists. Later, the botnet progressed to spreading additional malicious payloads, [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|

Pass or Fail? Aruba’s WIPS Gets Tested by Independent Lab

As the second largest access point (AP) supplier by market share, Aruba Networks, a HPE company, has worked hard to provide worldwide businesses with enterprise-grade Wi-Fi connectivity.  You’ll see the company’s APs in many schools, retail locations and airports, among other places. Want a fun scavenger hunt idea? Look up at the ceiling next time you’re in a building and try to identify the AP brand.Be forewarned, this activity [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|

How To Stop Wi-Fi Hackers Abusing Ubiquiti’s UniFi Access Points

Ubiquiti, a global networking technology company came onto the mainstream marketplace beginning in 2005 with a clever idea of offering products at low prices to mass markets guiding channel players to monetize their services instead of the hardware.  Every strategy has its pluses and minuses and some would say Ubiquiti’s low-price leader concept swung the pendulum too far, reducing their own ability to re-invest profits into their [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|

Meraki’s Air Marshal Gets Help from a New WIPS Sheriff

Wi-Fi hacking is a hot topic, but one that’s plagued by ambiguous and often contradictory technical terminology. Luckily, the lack of common definitions for Wi-Fi threat vectors has actually produced a solution to the problem: the Trusted Wireless Environment. The Trusted Wireless Environment framework succinctly defines the six Layer 2 Wi-Fi hacks that affect nearly every business today and provides a simple test criterion to determine if a [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|
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