The threat exploded at the recent Black Hat conference when security researcher Peter Galloway told what he had done on a recent vacation: he went back to his Airbnb rental and attacked the WiFi network. Said Galloway: “Within five minutes flat, I owned the network.” Read that again because what Galloway is saying is that … Continue reading “Why You Don’t Want to Use WiFi at an Airbnb Rental”
Author: Robert McGarvey
Are You Inviting Hackers to Seize Control with Bluetooth?
Quick now, look at your phone. Is Bluetooth on? If the answer is yes – and probably it is – you are in effect giving hackers not just an unlocked doorway into your phone but you have given them the keys. Bluetooth security risks are serious. Don’t know how to check if it’s on? In … Continue reading “Are You Inviting Hackers to Seize Control with Bluetooth?”
What No One Tells You About Public WiFi
Tens of millions of us in the US alone daily log into public WiFi networks – in coffee shops, on airplanes, at airports, in hotels, at libraries, in schools, in shopping malls. Word of advice: just stop. Earlier this year a USA Today reporter dropped a bomb when he reported that on an American Airlines … Continue reading “What No One Tells You About Public WiFi”