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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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