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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Channel Partners, Customers Talk Top Challenges and Benefits of Wi-Fi Security

WatchGuard works tirelessly to support and enable more than 10,000 MSSPs and VARs around the world. As a 100% channel-focused company, our partners are our customers. That’s why for “Get to Know Your Customer Day” – a celebration observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter – our team took the opportunity to reach out to some of our channel partners (and their customers) to get to [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|

Why WPA3 Is Not a Cure-all for Wi-Fi Hacking

Do you remember the Key Re-installation Attack or “KRACK attack” news from 2017? Most of us will never forget. When one researcher uncovered a number of vulnerabilities present in WPA2’s 4-way handshake, the world was shocked to realize that such a trusted standard’s encryption could be defeated so easily. In response, the Wi-Fi industry rallied together to develop an improved standard with better security – WPA3. Although WPA3 is leaps and [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|

The 6 Threats Every Wi-Fi System Should Be Able to Prevent

Wi-Fi has become an integral part of everyday business and life in general, yet Wi-Fi security still doesn’t receive as much attention or investment as it should. According to Wi-Fi NOW, nearly 75 percent of US smartphone traffic runs over Wi-Fi, as of Q4 2018. This spells a significant amount of opportunity for bad guys looking to attack unsuspecting users over under-secured or unprotected Wi-Fi connections. Due to [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|

This Twenty-Year Old Hack Still Beats Most Wi-Fi Access Points – And Here’s Why

Wi-Fi is the most popular wireless networking protocol in the world and has existed for almost 20 years, but in that time, the layer two surface has remained largely undefended from many wireless attacks. Our Director of Product Management and resident Wi-Fi expert Ryan Orsi recently wrote a guest blog for Dark Reading, which explains how Wi-Fi security is lagging across the wireless industry and digs into the details [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|

You Have 99 Problems; Securing Your Wi-Fi Should NOT Be One of Them

Prepare to be amazed in the Putting the “Why” in Wi-Fi Security webinar. With Wi-Fi vulnerabilities like the “Evil Twin” access point making global headlines, it's not just about Wi-Fi connectivity anymore—security needs to come first. Wi-Fi security is a complicated technology area, and security-related messaging coming from many vendors creates more confusion than clarity. To remedy this industry challenge, WatchGuard has introduced the Trusted Wireless Environment Framework for building a [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|

Russian Wi-Fi Hackers – Daily Security Byte

Last week, Dutch authorities found Russian spies allegedly trying to man-in-the-middle (MitM) the Wi-Fi network of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague. Authorities claim the GRU was also found doing similar attacks against anti-doping agencies around the world. Turns out, these nation-state attackers still use off-the-shelf hacking tools like the Wi-Fi Pineapple, and use classic wireless attack techniques like the Evil Twin attack. Watch today's [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|
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