Boffins know where you are and what your position is
Boffins at Carnegie Mellon University are using Wi-Fi signals to determine the position and pose of humans in a room opening the way for your router to spy on your location.
Bandwidth is a bit of an issue
Boffins in Saudi Arabia have developed a technology capable of transmitting a wireless Internet signal powered by the Sun through specialised glass.
They can take away our freedom but they cannae take away our wi-fi
Angry students at the University of Glasgow have blasted the decision to make them sit through lectures in a 19th-century church which does not have wi-fi.
Makes walls more transparent to signals
Boffins at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the University of Rennes have discovered a new method that allows Wi-Fi signals to penetrate walls more effectively.
Have they never seen Westworld?
Boffins working for Rice university have hacked the brain of a fly and can control them by WiFi.
Nine routers had 226 potential vulnerabilities
Insecurity experts tested nine popular routers made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and found that they were packed with 226 potential vulnerabilities.
Unless you are wealthy
Eurostar’s PR department has produced a truly bizarre reason to kill off wi-fi on its trains – it was due to the coronavirus.
Fraunhofer Institute finds flaws
The Fraunhofer Institute has used its own analytical software and discovered that the most recently available firmware for 117 home Wi-Fi models currently sold in Europe, including routers from Asus, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, Zyxel and AVM are shot full of holes.
In five years
The move to expand unlicensed Wi-Fi use into the much wider 6GHz band has the potential to generate more than $180 billion in US revenue over the next five years, according to a new industry-funded study.