The European Parliament has shut down its public wireless network following the detection of a man-in-the-middle attack that could snoop on communications from smartphones and tablets.
The organisation posted a note online detailing how the parliament had been subjected to the attack. It said some individual’s inboxes had been compromised and all affected users have already been contacted and asked to change their passwords.
Cell phone use will continue to be banned in flight for calls, but users will be permitted to keep them running in airplane mode.
Airline passengers on U.S. flights will soon be allowed to use most personal electronic devices (PEDs) during any phase of a flight, from taxiing to takeoff, climbing and landing, under expanded new rules announced Oct. 31 by the FAA.
Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney claims in a new interview that he had the defibrillator implanted in his chest altered to prevent hackers from wirelessly accessing the device.
Cheney revealed the extraordinary steps he took to protect himself in an interview with 60 Minutes, which is set to air on Sunday.
In the maritime business, Automated Identification Systems (AIS) are a big deal. They supplement information received by the marine radar system, are used for a wide variety of things - including ship-to-ship communication - and are relied upon each and every day. Unfortunately, the AIS can also be easily hacked in order to do some real damage, claims a group of researchers presenting at the Hack In The Box Conference currently taking place in Kuala Lumpur.
Wi-Fi has evolved over the years, and so have the techniques for securing your wireless network. An Internet search could unearth information that’s outdated and no longer secure or relevant, or that’s simply a myth.
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