Tag: WiFi

Death at the hands of 2.4 Ghz

Parents are up in arms – WiFi is supposedly bad for kids – now wireless connections are rumored to be getting removed from schools everywhere.

While you are at it, parents, throw away those cordless phones. Ditto for the microwave ovens. Don’t let your kids visit any household that has either, and keep them away from 7-11s while you’re at it.

And if you clean up good, there is no way you can defend yourself against the RIAA (after your kid uses Kazaa to download 10,000 songs), by saying you had an open wireless hub. So ha!

Apple Wi-Fi still under fire

Code has been released that that exploits a flaw in Apple wi-fi.

Let’s hope it is more legitimate than the last.

Is it Mac, or is it Memor…I mean Atheros

It must be wireless hack day. A debate has ensued over at Brian Kreb’s Security Fix (WaPo) over…wireless vulnerabilities.

A demonstration is happening today at Black Hat Briefings, whereby two fellas will present hijacking a MacBook in sixty seconds flat. The question at hand – is this an OS X issue or a wireless vendor (in this case Atheros) issue?

WiFi cafes now a little less dangerous

A while back an exploit was found that made Windows machines quite vulnerable to attacks. That might not seem so strange, except that instead of some researcher figuring it out in a lab, it was done by some folks playing around with WiFi in a coffee shop. Someone then asked whether the problem existed for folks who didn’t use windows to manage their wireless card, and in usual fashion I had no really good answer (when is there ever one around here).

Now the concept rears its ugly head again as Intel has plugged the holes in Centrino wireless management systems.

There’s your answer. Yes, and now no (until someone finds another hole).

Wardriving continued

Spamroll noted a while back about how important it was to keep your wireless hubs safe from spammers hell bent on using it for their own means (see Danger Danger – Wireless SPAM hackers ARE on the loose).

This issue is not going away on its own. If you have wireless access at your residence, lock it down.