Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time that WiFi networks can be infected with a virus that can move through densely populated areas as efficiently as the common cold spreads between humans.
The team designed and simulated an attack by a virus, called "Chameleon", and found that not only could it spread quickly between homes and businesses, but it was able to avoid detection and identify the points at which WiFi access is least protected by encryption and passwords.
Researchers from the University's School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Electronics, simulated an attack on Belfast and London in a laboratory setting, and found that "Chameleon" behaved like an airborne virus, travelling across the WiFi network via Access Points (APs) that connect households and businesses to WiFi networks.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-scientists-contagious-airborne-wifi-virus.html#jCp
Read emails, intercepted messages, hacked passwords, stolen identity. This might be the worst case scenario because of a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) flaw on the Apple's mobile operating system. The company has just released iOS 7.0.6 to plug the hole through which cyber criminals could have crawled in.
There was no big announcement but it is a clear admission on the part of the iPhone manufacturer that the device can be hacked. The company is also mum if any individual or group has exploited the weak point of the iOS 7.
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The folks at Gamers Nexus detail three cables that aren't really what they seem.
The three cables include:
Read more at http://lifehacker.com/watch-out-for-these-misleading-computer-cables-1524365884
The Sochi network is a good example of the power and scale of a network fabric, and it’s a good platform for Avaya to show off its networking capabilities. The scale of the network was about three-times that of the recent Super Bowl, except the network needs to run for 17 consecutive days instead of one. Below are some of the attributes of the Sochi network:
Read more here.
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