News - subcat

WiFi routers packed with vulnerabilities
Published in News
Monday, 06 December 2021 13:09

WiFi routers packed with vulnerabilities


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.

Coronavirus kills wi-fi
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:08

Coronavirus kills wi-fi


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.

117 home Wi-Fi models have dodgy firmware
Published in News
Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:54

117 home Wi-Fi models have dodgy firmware


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.

6GHz band could  generate more than $180 billion in US revenue
Published in News


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.

Wi-Fi gets its AX
Published in Network
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:07

Wi-Fi gets its AX


Standard finalised

The Wi-Fi Alliance has finalised its Wi-Fi Certified 6 programme, aka. 802.11ax.

UK business clueless about wi-fi vulnerabilities
Published in News
Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:01

UK business clueless about wi-fi vulnerabilities


Most have suffered a wi-fi breach

A survey of 1,075 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand.co.uk has revealed that the majority (72 percent) of companies who suffered a data breach in the last year found that the network infiltration came from an unsecured wireless device, such as a printer, scanner, mobile phone or laptop connected to their Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi Protected Access has serious design flaws
Published in News


Oh, you mean the protected was supposed to mean protected?

When the next-generation Wi-Fi Protected protocol released 15 months ago, it was heralded as a being resistant to most types of password-theft attacks. However, it turns out that claim is rubbish.

Qualcomm speeds up Wi-Fi
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:43

Qualcomm speeds up Wi-Fi


To 10 gigabits per second.


Qualcomm is launching a family of chips that can add incredibly high-speed Wi-Fi -- at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second -- to phones, laptops, routers.

Qualcomm grabs almost all SON mesh router market
Published in Network


Self Organzing Network concept works

A few weeks back, Qualcomm’s SVP & general manager of connectivity Rahul Patel said at an analyst briefing that the company has 99 percent of the market share of mesh – that is to say Self Organized Network (SON) routers.

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:35

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79


Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.