Makes walls more transparent to signals
Boffins at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the University of Rennes have discovered a new method that allows Wi-Fi signals to penetrate walls more effectively.
Have they never seen Westworld?
Boffins working for Rice university have hacked the brain of a fly and can control them by WiFi.
Nine routers had 226 potential vulnerabilities
Insecurity experts tested nine popular routers made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and found that they were packed with 226 potential vulnerabilities.
Unless you are wealthy
Eurostar’s PR department has produced a truly bizarre reason to kill off wi-fi on its trains – it was due to the coronavirus.
Fraunhofer Institute finds flaws
The Fraunhofer Institute has used its own analytical software and discovered that the most recently available firmware for 117 home Wi-Fi models currently sold in Europe, including routers from Asus, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, Zyxel and AVM are shot full of holes.
In five years
The move to expand unlicensed Wi-Fi use into the much wider 6GHz band has the potential to generate more than $180 billion in US revenue over the next five years, according to a new industry-funded study.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has finalised its Wi-Fi Certified 6 programme, aka. 802.11ax.
Most have suffered a wi-fi breach
A survey of 1,075 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand.co.uk has revealed that the majority (72 percent) of companies who suffered a data breach in the last year found that the network infiltration came from an unsecured wireless device, such as a printer, scanner, mobile phone or laptop connected to their Wi-Fi network.
Oh, you mean the protected was supposed to mean protected?
When the next-generation Wi-Fi Protected protocol released 15 months ago, it was heralded as a being resistant to most types of password-theft attacks. However, it turns out that claim is rubbish.