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Wi-Fi password – “one second” hack allows attackers into many routers

A push-button function on many wireless routers designed to bypass the Wi-Fi password and provide quick access to the network could allow attackers to break in in “one second”, reports have claimed.

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Week in security: Blackphone unmasked, RATs vs Androids, and browsers kill cars

Blackphone, billed as a privacy tool to keep the puplic safe ruled the headlines when it was is hacked in five minutes, Meanwhile, Wi-Fi routers were also shown up - and Android users face a toothy new threat,

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Wi-Fi security – routers “like fish in a barrel”

Researchers flexed their hacking muscles at DefCon 22 to hunt the technology world’s most defenceless beasts - routers. More than a dozen new vulnerabilities were found.

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Wi-Fi security: Flight systems “are safe… for now” claims expert

An aircraft security expert has eased the worries of a lot of frequent flyers this week -- by reassuring them that aircraft are not “hackable” in mid flight. The claim was made at Black Hat last week.

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Week in security: FBI malware, billion password leak – Chinese hotel goes mad

With Black Hat 2014 in full swing in Las Vegas, it was never going to be a quiet week - but revelations about FBI malware and a trove of a billion passwords inspired furious debate too.

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Wi-Fi security – can inflight internet REALLY hack planes?

Aircraft communications equipment can be hacked via Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment systems, allowing access to communications systems aboard aircraft in flight - and even military systems could be at risk.

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Wi-Fi security – the new ‘bulletproof’ router (and how to toughen yours)

A new project aims to protect homes and small businesses from the security failings of Wi-Fi routers, a problem which has repeatedly hit the headlines over the past year.

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Wi-Fi security alert on Chromecast as ‘Rickmote’ hijacks nearby boxes

A security researcher has built a remote control which hijacks any nearby Chromecast highlighting a Wi-Fi security issue, which allows an attacker to play a 'surprise' video on nearby gadgets.

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Wi-Fi light bulbs in security alert over wireless blackout hack

A high-profile ‘connected’ lighting system had a critical vulnerability which allowed attackers to take control of the entire system, switching off light bulbs at will, and which could be executed by criminals within 100 feet of a home.

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Router attacks: Five simple tips to lock criminals out

Cybercriminals always look for the weakest link when planning their attacks – and failings in home routers can allow another "way in". A few simple adjustments will keep yours safe.

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