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Quick Wireless Network Security Reminders

May 29, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

I recently tested a couple of Android network stumblers on a drive around the city and I found that not a lot has changed for consumer wireless networks since I last stumbled. There are still a TON of unprotected networks, default SSIDs and WEP networks out there...

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Free Wi-Fi - Friend or Foe? An Infographic

May 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Did you know that this year the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of public Wi-Fi practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users...

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Supreme Court Decision on GPS Surveillance Ripples

March 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision has been lauded as a landmark ruling and the FBI's own lawyer commented that it is perceived as a sea change within the FBI. And now its impact is starting to work its way through the judicial system as courts evaluate warrantless use of GPS devices...

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Wireless Security: Wi-Fi Hacking Burglars Get Busted

March 22, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Once a Wi-Fi network was located through wardriving, the hackers remotely watched for information that revealed the network’s security setup and vulnerabilities. Police said they used sophisticated electronic equipment to break through networks with WEP protection...

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Security Tips When Providing Free Wi-Fi at Your Business

March 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Wi-Fi is great for bringing in customers and as a promotional tool that creates customer loyalty. Merchants such as hotels, coffee shops, burger joints and anyplace with a store front, chairs and tables is offering free Wi-Fi. But what about all the Wi-Fi security threats?

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Twelve Security Best Practices for USB Drives

March 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Portable and mobile storage devices are significant players in most corporate offices. Ensuring proper protection with a best practices policy and strict enforcement offers significant risk reduction—and can prevent long nights on data breach investigations...

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Some "LightReading" about Mobile Application Security

February 10, 2012 Added by:Security Ninja

Developers, project managers and executive officers need to be able to evaluate the risk that they are exposing their customers and their businesses to. They need to know how to measure the security posture of their apps and to make decisions on what changes to make...

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Bluetooth Security: Be Wary

February 07, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Many of us use and love Bluetooth technology. It’s easy to set up and convenient to use. But you might want to think twice about what you use it for because that easy connection for you can also be an easy connection for a cybercreep...

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Wireless Security Tool Update: New EAPScan Features Check for WPS

January 12, 2012 Added by:Spencer McIntyre

Recently, WPS has been given a lot of attention due to research by Stefan Viehböck that exposed a vulnerability that allowed the PIN of WPS enabled devices to be brute-forced in an efficient manner.This is a major concern because it can ultimately expose the WPA passphrase used to join the network...

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Securing Mobile Data Communications

November 17, 2011 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

The selection of encryption algorithms to support a mobile device will be determined by data classification considerations and business requirements. Several vendors in the defense industry are developing FIPS 140-2 validated devices to support applications used by the DoD and NSA...

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MMA Proposes Mobile Application Policy Framework

November 16, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The Mobile Marketing Association has released its Mobile Application Privacy Policy Framework for public comment, which they are accepting through November 18th. The intent of the Guidelines are to create a framework for developers to use to provide clear disclosures to consumers...

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NIST Seeks Feedback on Wireless Security Guides

November 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The NIST has issued two new guides addressing issues with wireless security. The first guide focuses on Bluetooth security, while the second looks at wireless local area networks. The NIST is seeking public comment on the guides via email with a November 10th cutoff for submissions...

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The Impact of Mobility on the SMB Workforce

November 04, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Small and medium businesses are increasingly more mobile as their employees are demanding increased access from both the home and the road like never before. SMBs face a wide range of challenges when it comes to providing this access for these mobile workforces...

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Penetration Testing Tools Update: New Version of EAPeak Released

October 15, 2011 Added by:Spencer McIntyre

EAPeak is a suite of open source tools to facilitate auditing of wireless networks that utilize the Extensible Authentication Protocol framework for authentication. It provides useful information relating to the security of these networks for PenTesters to use in searching for vulnerabilities...

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Abusing Windows Virtual Wireless NIC Feature

October 09, 2011 Added by:Kyle Young

If the victim computers are part of a Windows domain and have wireless NICs, by automating Metasploit with a pass-the-hash attack and using my script, one could essentially automate deploying a series of rogue ap points throughout a domain. This would be kind of like a network worm...

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Coalition Petitions Court on Domestic GPS Surveillance

October 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The government can use location information over time to learn where you go to church, what sort of doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you participate in, and much more. Police should not have blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect detailed information..."

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