wifi

This iOS Hotspot Bug Breaks Wi-Fi Connectivity on iPhones: Researcher

According to BleepingComputer, a newly discovered iOS bug completely breaks the Wi-Fi functionality on iPhones when they connect to any WiFi network or hotspot with the following SSID (name): %p%s%s%s%s%n On an affected iPhone, WiFi connectivity breaks entirely — the user can't even enable WiFi, and in the event that they manage to do so, the...

Networking Companies’ Security Protocols Haven’t Improved in 15 Years: Study

Security protocols for networking companies haven't improved in fifteen years, reads a new study. The Security Ledger reported that the Cyber Independent Testing Lab (CITL), a non-profit organization that conducts independent tests of software security, examined 6,000 firmware images totalling nearly 3 billion binaries released between 2003 and 2018. These publicly available firmware images were...

New WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Protocols Released by Wi-Fi Alliance

Today, a little over five months after it was announced in January, WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol and the successor to WPA2, is finally official. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the nonprofit organization that certifies Wi-Fi networking standards, has introduced a certification program for the two forthcoming flavors of WPA3 — WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise — alongside Wi-Fi Easy...

Point Edward Public Wi-Fi Coming, Slated for Summer Debut

Free public Wi-Fi and fibre optic Internet is coming to the village of Point Edward, which is adjacent to the city of Sarnia, in Ontario. According to Blackburn News, the village partnered with Bluewater Regional Networks to implement public Wi-Fi, which according to Village Chief Administrative Officer Jim Burns, will guarantee coverage for the next...

Wi-Fi Networks Will Be Safer With WPA3 Security Protocol

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that tests and slaps the "Wi-Fi Certified" logo on products that meet certain standards of interoperability, has announced enhancements for WPA2 and the imminent introduction of WPA3. According to a new report from ZDNet, the Wi-Fi Alliance, backed by industry giants including Apple, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, will oversee the...

iOS 11 Lets You Share Your Wi-Fi with Friends and Guests

Apple on Monday spent a lot of time talking about the big features coming to iOS 11 this fall. Among them is an emphasis on augmented reality, productivity features for the iPad, and Siri that Apple says is now more useful. Among the vast amount of updates, Apple showed off a slide that showed off many...

Google Security Researcher Reveals Android WiFi Security Flaw, iOS 10.3.1 Patched

A Google Project Zero researcher has found some critical vulnerabilities including a remote code execution in Broadcom’s Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC) which if exploited can allow attackers to compromise smartphone devices like iOS and Android devices. In a blog post by the researcher, Gal Beniamini, he revealed that a hacker within the range of a shared WiFi network will potentially...

Free TELUS Wi-Fi Now Available on Co-op Cabs in Toronto

TELUS has announced it has launched free Wi-Fi on Co-op Cabs in Toronto, available starting today. By year end, the entire fleet will have TELUS Wi-Fi installed and available in the GTA, as these cabs will be “rolling through the 6ix” as the company explains it (Drake reference, I see). Simone Lumsden, Vice-President, Brand &...

Air Canada Will Extend In-Flight Wi-Fi to International Flights This Fall

Today, Air Canada has announced plans to rollout in-flight Wi-Fi to international flights this fall. Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said: “Air Canada is pleased to announce it will offer customers the ability to stay connected whenever and wherever they fly by extending in-flight, North American connectivity to its wide-body aircraft...