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Wi-Fi can spy on you
Published in News
Thursday, 19 January 2023 12:13

Wi-Fi can spy on you


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.

Saudi Arabian boffins turn windows into Wi-Fi
Published in IoT


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.

Scot students' fume over lessons in "internet free" church
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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.

Boffins come up with WiFi paint
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Friday, 19 August 2022 10:26

Boffins come up with WiFi paint


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.

Boffins hack the brain of a fly
Published in News
Monday, 25 July 2022 11:33

Boffins hack the brain of a fly


Have they never seen Westworld? 

Boffins working for Rice university have hacked the brain of a fly and can control them by WiFi.

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
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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.