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CERT Warns That Wi-Fi Routers Maybe Not Be So Protected
2011-12-29 08:55:28

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) is warning that many Wi-Fi routers utilizing a popular protocol have a major security flaw. The Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS) protocol is designed to simplify the set-up process for home networks by allowing users to type in a shortened PIN instead of a longer password when adding a new device to a secure network. Security researcher Stefan Viehbock, who uncovered the issue and reported it to CERT, said he found the potential security flaw...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wi-Fi, a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, is not a technical term; however, the Alliance has used the term to describe only a narrow range of connectivity technologies including wireless local are network as well as PAN, LAN, and WAN. "IEEE 802.11", the technical term, has been used interchangeably with Wi-Fi even though Wi-Fi has become a superset of IEEE 802.11 over the past few years. It is used by over 700 million people and there are over 750,000 hotspots and around 800 million new Wi-Fi...

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Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.