New Windows 10 build kills controversial password-sharing Wi-Fi Sense

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

When Microsoft announced Windows 10, it added a feature called Wi-Fi Sense that had previously debuted on the Windows Phone operating system. Wi-Fi Sense was a password-sharing option that allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with your friends and contacts in Skype, Outlook, and Facebook. Here’s how Microsoft described the ...

Y-router configuration adds additional security to your home network

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

I'm helping someone reconfigure their home network and realized that I never posted about the Y-router configuration.  Most folks have a home modem that is leased from their ISP and most of these newer modems have built-in router functionality and provide both LAN and WLAN connectivity, but this modem is ...

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hack ...

Two Million Cars Using Wireless Insurance Dongle Vulnerable to Hacking

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

2015 will be a year more smarter than 2014 with smarter mobile devices, smarter home appliances, and yes Smarter Automobiles. Nowadays, there are a number of automobiles companies offering vehicles that run on a mostly drive-by-wire system, meaning that a majority of the controls are electronically controlled, from instrument cluster ...

Keysweeper: creepy keystroke logger camouflaged as USB charger

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

KeySweeper is a stealthy Arduino-based device, camouflaged as a functioning USB wall charger, that wirelessly and passively sniffs, decrypts, logs and reports back all keystrokes from any Microsoft wireless keyboards (which use a proprietary 2.4GHz RF protocol) in the area. Keystrokes are sent back to the KeySweeper operator over the Internet ...

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