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In-flight airplane Wi-Fi is vulnerable to hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Wi-Fi in the sky isn’t a vague thought any more. As in-flight airplane Wi-Fi becomes more of a commonplace, the risk of cyber-criminals targeting unsuspecting travellers is even more. With so many passengers crammed up into one system, it is no less than a hackers paradise. Routehappy, a service known to rank flight amenities revealed earlier this year that passengers on US airlines now have a 2/3 chance of getting in-flight Wi-Fi on all the miles they fly. The report adds that domestic in-flight Wi-Fi has grown 1,600-fold since July 2013, and the expansion is obviously driven by consumer demand. While travellers look to satiate their Internet needs even while travelling, some malicious minds are working to hack into their accounts. “If you pay bills, write work emails, or shop online, a hacker with only modest skills has a chance of getting your data,” points out VentureBeat. According to the report, one of the common mistakes by people is terming the Wi-Fi network as ‘Home’ when they are asked if it is a Home, Work or Public connection. Users choosing Home tell their computer that the files can be shared with everyone on the Wi-Fi network. This doesn’t mean those […]

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Traveling business executives targeted through luxury hotel Wi-Fi

Light has been shed on a specialized brand of cybercrime in the form of surveillance conducted through luxury hotel Wi-Fi, designed to spy on unwary business travelers. According to research released by security firm Kaspersky, a cyberespionage campaign dubbed Darkhotel […]

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Hacker demonstrates risks of using public Wi-Fi

ORLANDO, Fla. — Computer hacker Jonathan Singer wants to remind everyone that not all hackers are of the so-called “black hat” variety who have sinister intent. [WEB EXTRA: Extended video] “‘White hat’ is what I do in my industry and […]

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One woman is so scared of wireless tech that she spent $6,400 to block Wi-Fi and LTE from her house

One woman is so scared of wireless tech that she spent $6,400 to block Wi-Fi and LTE from her house

There’s no real evidence that Wi-Fi and LTE are dangerous for your health, but one woman out of a small town in the U.K. is taking drastic measures to protect herself from both wireless data technologies nonetheless. Stefanie Russell, 72, has spent thousands of pounds […]

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How Hackers Are Using Free Wi-Fi To Steal Your Information

How Hackers Are Using Free Wi-Fi To Steal Your Information

If you have a smartphone or laptop chances are you have used free Wi-Fi before. But what you may not know is that you are putting yourself at risk to be hacked. CBS4’s David Sutta teamed up with a group […]

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Don’t trust security of free Wi-Fi service

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Don’t trust security of free Wi-Fi service

It’s so convenient to use free Wi-Fi at a coffee shop. However, I always have a nagging feeling that it’s not very safe. Should I be worried? Better Business Bureau sees more reports of scammers setting up free Wi-Fi connections. […]

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New hacking scenario emerges: Wi-Fi signal-sniffing drones

New hacking scenario emerges: Wi-Fi signal-sniffing drones

The next major network security threat could come from the sky, in the form of drones equipped with video cameras and the ability to sniff out mobile devices and their unique identifiers, perhaps even establishing rogue network access points in […]

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How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

Late last month, a Siamese cat named Coco went wandering in his suburban Washington, DC neighborhood. He spent three hours exploring nearby backyards. He killed a mouse, whose carcass he thoughtfully brought home to his octogenarian owner, Nancy. And while he […]

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Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Swiss security researcher Dominique Bongard said many popular routers’ computer chips use a “random number generator” intended to safeguard your password — but it turns out those “random” numbers aren’t as random as they’re supposed to be. Some are so […]

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Smart LED Lightbulbs Can be Hacked too; Vulnerability exposes Wi-Fi Passwords

Until now, we have seen how different smart home appliances such as refrigerators, TVs and routers could expose our private data, but now you can add another worry to your list —LED light bulb. Don’t laugh! It’s true. Researchers at UK security firm Context have formulated an attack against the Wi-Fi connected lightbulbs, which is available to buy in the UK, that exposes credentials of the Wi-Fi

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