Researchers at Oregon State University emerged from their smoke filled labs with a technology that can increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi systems by 10 times.
The technology, which uses LED lights, can be integrated with existing Wi-Fi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops.
LED technology developments have made it possible to modulate the LED light rapidly, meaning that a “free space” optical communication system is possible. The system uses inexpensive components.
The evil twin is not just a schlocky plot device for TV crime shows and absurd soap operas, it’s also a threat to your company’s data.
It’s relatively easy for a criminal to set up an evil twin rogue wireless access point that mimics one that your users and visitors connect to, whether on your premises or in a public place, with the intention of stealing usernames and passwords.
The chairman of the youth wing of the Swedish Pirate Party successfully fooled attendees at a major Swedish security and defense conference into connecting to an open Wi-Fi network that he controlled—as a way to protest mass digital surveillance.
According to The Local, an English-language newspaper in Sweden, Gustav Nipe watched earlier this week as around 100 politicians, military officers and journalists logged into a network called “Open Guest” and proceeded to search for various non-work-related things including “forest hikes” and monitor eBay auctions.
Security cameras aren't a new product category for D-Link, but the company has just announced an addition to the lineup -- the $120 HD Wi-Fi Camera (model number DCS-935L).
The DCS-935L claims to deliver a 720p resolution, a 78-degree horizontal field of view, night vision with a 16-foot range and integration with the Mydlink app on your Android, iOS or Windows device.
MAC address filtering allows you to define a list of devices and only allow those devices on your Wi-Fi network. That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, this protection is tedious to set up and easy to breach.
This is one of the Wi-Fi router features that will give you a false sense of security. Just using WPA2 encryption is enough. Some people like using MAC address filtering, but it’s not a security feature.