Newest Investment: Pwnie Express – Next Generation Wireless Security

The Investing Edge

The massive proliferation of wirelessly connected devices inevitably increases the number of potential points of attack or data breaches dramatically. Some companies do pay hefty fees for professional security consultants to travel to their offices periodically (once or twice per year) and to scan the environment for vulnerabilities, which may or may not include wireless. At Ascent, we have been investing in IT security for decades.

Wireless Interconnects Promise Big Data Center Efficiency Wins

Data Center Knowledge

NSF awards grant to fund wireless communication within and between servers Read More. Blades Networking Power

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DARPA opens massive “Colosseum” to develop radical wireless applications

Network World

DARPA today said it the opened unique and massive testbed it will use as a battleground for researchers to build and test autonomous, intelligent and collaborative wireless technologies. Calling it a “magnificent electronic arena” The Colosseum will be primarily used to host the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s $3.75

Days in the Life- Real Tales of Wireless Support

IT Toolbox

It has been an interesting run of late when it comes to supporting wireless clients. That’s how it goes in the world of wireless support Thankfully, sometimes I can go weeks without needing to troubleshoot. Then there’s the last cluster of oddball problems… In each scenario, users were impacted by something , for sure. But the root cause of each was vastly different.

WLAN Tools Too Pricey? Get a Wireless Spectrum Education on the Cheap

IT Toolbox

Wireless is a big concept. Sure, in IT wireless usually means Wi-Fi, or maybe 4G- but there is a lot more to “wireless” than client access. Think Bluetooth, broadcast radio, military and satellite communications, TV frequencies sent over the air, and an almost infinite number of other transmit/receive paradigms using radio waves. Now if you’re in networking

IDG Contributor Network: Passwords will be wirelessly transmitted through bodies

Network World

Low-frequency transmissions created by off-the-shelf biometric devices, such as fingerprint sensors, can be diverted through the body and can securely transmit password-like authentication. The off-the-shelf biometric sensors, such as touchpads, are “re-purposed to send out information,” says Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington assistant professor of computer science and engineering and senior author on the research paper, in a University of Washington article.

Worm infects unpatched Ubiquiti wireless devices

Network World

Routers and other wireless devices made by Ubiquiti Networks have recently been infected by a worm that exploits a year-old remote unauthorized access vulnerability. The attack highlights one of the major issues with router security: the fact that the vast majority of them do not have an auto update mechanism and that their owners hardly ever update them manually.

Hackers can pick off, inject wireless keyboard keystrokes from 8 vendors, maybe more

Network World

A vulnerability across at least eight brands of wireless keyboards lets hackers read keystrokes from 250 feet away, according to wireless security vendor Bastille. The problem is that the keyboards transmit to their associated PCs without encryption, and it’s just a matter of reverse engineering the signals to figure out how to read what keys are being hit, say Bastille researchers.

Google Fiber to expand tests of gigabit-speed wireless broadband

Computer Weekly

Google Fiber plans to expand tests of wireless broadband to accelerate the roll-out of low-cost superfast internet across the US

DARPA picks 30 contenders to battle in wireless spectrum competition

Network World

million Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) whose goal is to get mobile devices more intelligent access to the ever-tightening wireless spectrum. DARPA says there are now 30 contenders for its $3.75

You've been warned: FCC emphasizes that users of authorized wireless gear must obey rules

Network World

Just because your wireless equipment is authorized for use by the FCC doesn't mean you can do whatever the heck you please with it, according to an enforcement advisory issued by the commission just before the long weekend (see the entire warning below).

How a London club enhanced its facilities with wireless charging

Computer Weekly

The Clubhouse, a London-based business club and meeting space, introduces wireless charging technology from startup Chargifi at its St James’ location as it bids to attract new clients

Aberdeenshire delivers wireless across schools and libraries

Computer Weekly

Aberdeenshire Council has built an estate-wide wireless network covering its schools, libraries and corporate buildings

Researchers wirelessly hack Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid SUV, turn off anti-theft alarm

Network World

Security researcher Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners hacked the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). He discovered several vulnerabilities, including being able to disable the anti-theft alarm from a laptop. drivers may be unfamiliar with the vehicle. Had Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid sales started in 2013 as originally proposed, it would have been the first plug-in hybrid SUV available in the U.S. But it didn't.

Windows 8.1 tips: Managing Wireless Network Profiles - Canadian.

CanITPro

HP to Acquire Aruba Networks for $2.7B in Wireless Play

Data Center Knowledge

Deal is HP''s largest acquisition since Whitman became CEO Read More. Deals Hewlett-Packard Networking aruba networks

Intel, AT&T Move Forward with 5G Wireless Development

Data Center Knowledge

Intel, which has been using its own 5G wireless devices internally for much of the past year, has teamed up with Ericsson and AT&T to further test the unfinished wireless standard under real world conditions. Read More. Intel Networking Shared

Not Really a Bro-mance: Broadcom Wanted Brocade’s FC Storage

Data Center Knowledge

When Brocade Communications completed its acquisition of municipal Wi-Fi provider Ruckus Wireless last May, it informed investors that the deal would create a new kind of pure-play networking company. Tan Lloyd Carney Ruckus Wireless storage networkingThat seemed to be what the networking technology market wanted… up until this morning, when. Companies Deals Networking Storage broadcom Brocade Fibre Channel SAN Hock E.

Leave the laptop at home and grab a wireless keyboard!

CTOvision

Even though there have been many different options which we have seen developed over the years, it was not until this summer that I decided to leave my laptop at home and grab my Anker Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard.

Line-of-Sight Antenna Paves New Data Routes for NYC

Data Center Knowledge

Today, we’ve renewed the word “wireless” into the common vernacular; no longer does it. Colocation Connectivity New York Brooklyn Dan Meltzer George Panagiotou line-of-sight Manhattan Sabey Data Center Properties wireless connectivity

Riverbed buys Xirrus to add wireless to SD-WAN line-up

Computer Weekly

Network performance technology supplier says acquisition will strengthen its software-defined network offering

Cisco's Spark Board aims to upgrade the conference room with wireless connectivity and data encryption

Tech Republic Cloud

Cisco's new Spark Board is set to compete with the Google Jamboard and Microsoft Surface Hub. Here's how it could benefit your enterprise

OIG finds security flaws in wireless networks at federal health service data centers

Network World

Security holes that could lead to “unauthorized access” to personally identifiable information is not something you want to hear in regards to the wireless networks of a federal agency tasked with collecting and storing financial and healthcare information. Yet a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report said it found vulnerabilities in the wireless networks of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS ).

Amped Wireless AC2200 is More Than a Simple Range Extender

IT Toolbox

In my work as an occasional analyst and product reviewer, I get to see some pretty cool wireless stuff. I just wrapped up testing the Amped Wireless AC2200 Range Extender, and it certainly delivers enough to get excited about for home WLANAnd though my heart belongs to enterprise-grade WLAN systems, I do get jazzed when I get to lay hands on decent (and practical) consumer grade Wi-Fi gear.

Startup uses AT&T wireless to enhance wearables for blind people

Computer Weekly

Startup Aira is building a technology platform for blind and visually impaired people, blending artificial intelligence, wireless and wearables

How to Setup and Connect a Wireless Printer

Galido

But, how about connecting a wireless printer? Different Types of Wireless Printers. When it comes to wireless printing, there is more than one type of wireless printer in the market.

‘Wireless security at its finest’

Network World

The person who submitted the above photo to Reddit’s section devoted to IT rants presumably does not believe it depicts wireless security at its finest. In fact, the sarcasm oozes. However, not everyone in the forum held such a dim view. There is nothing wrong with this,” writes another user. “It It is public wi-fi. It has a slight security advantage over an open network in that it makes it more difficult to eavesdrop.

Vapor IO to Sell Data Center Colocation Services at Cell Towers

Data Center Knowledge

Wireless-tower giant Crown Castle takes minority stake in data center startup Read More. Colocation Design Edge Computing Internet of Things Startups Vapor IO

Why I’m Joining FirstNet

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

FirstNet is the federal government agency charged by Congress in 2012 to build a 4 th Generation LTE wireless network nationwide with priority for those who respond to public safety incidents and disasters. FirstNet future of technology wireless

Apple fixes serious flaw in AirPort wireless routers

Network World

Apple has released firmware updates for its AirPort wireless base stations in order to fix a vulnerability that could put the devices at risk of hacking. According to Apple security, the flaw is a memory corruption issue stemming from DNS (Domain Name System) data parsing that could lead to arbitrary code execution. The company released firmware updates 7.6.7 and 7.7.7

Low-Cost Amateur Radio Gear Opens Up Other "Wireless" Possibilities

IT Toolbox

To me, Amateur Radio was the ultimate compliment to wireless networking and a great way to continue being in the “radioI can remember way back in the day when I first got started in Amateur Radio. I had all kinds of interesting things I wanted to do… building and testing antennas, interfacing radio gear with computers, and getting into all manner of different communications protocols.

Verizon to Buy XO Communications’ Fiber Business for $1.8B

Data Center Knowledge

Will also lease available XO wireless spectrum Read More. Shared

How CIOs Deal With Mobile Disruption

The Accidental Successful CIO

Along with the incredible power that wireless access to company data comes a whole new set of security issues. Mobile disruptions can happen at any time Image Credit.