wifi


Wireless access has not only revolutionized networks. It has profoundly changed our culture. It has transformed how and where we work, how we interact through social media, and how we stay connected with family and friends. The challenge we are now facing is Wi-Fi saturation. Given the number of connected devices online now, and the predictions for exponential growth over just the next few years, we need to ensure that we are building wireless networks that can accommodate both the volume of connections and connected devices coming, the increase... [Read More]
by RSS Kaushik Dash, Harish Gnanasambandam, Vikas Banerjee  |  May 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We have all embraced online searching and shopping. The days of driving around town to compare costs or referring to the most current newspaper advertisement for a bargain have long gone. Today’s consumer reaches out via the Internet on a variety of devices to check product reviews, find discount coupons, locate attractions, and read email sales notices from their favorite companies. Analysis of data allows a business to study consumer needs and intentions Technology enables business to track consumer behavior while connected to a Wi-fi... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Every smartphone these days is equipped with ways to connect to WiFi. When your phone is looking for networks to join, it’s detectable by local routers. In a retail store, there’s often additional equipment that can detect your phone’s WiFi capabilities, note your device’s unique ID number, and track your device over time as you move through the store. Retail stores can use this technology to determine the flow of customer foot traffic, analyse conversion rates, and research dwell times in the stores. They can then use... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Ok, it’s not as sexy as unboxing the latest iDevice, but I’m pretty excited about the new Fortinet equipment that just arrived today. Unboxing blogs and videos are rarely anything to get excited about. A reviewer showing off a new toy that a manufacturer sends out to generate some buzz or the latest bit of kit that us geeks just can’t refrain from sharing as soon as that big white truck arrives at our door isn't anything new. My wife calls them nerdy stripteases. I can’t say she’s wrong, but here I go with what may be the nerdiest unboxing... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 18, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As increasing numbers of employees work from home, organizations often overlook the security needs of remote workers. Telework predates the BYOD phenomenon by decades. Despite Yahoo!’s move to the contrary, many organizations are shrinking their office spaces and expanding their employees’ ability to work from home. Employees value the flexibility and the lack of a commute, while employers value lower operating costs and workers who happily blur the line between home and professional life, working extended hours long after they might have left... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet has a broad portfolio of security hardware, but a lesser known bit of freeware from the company recently caught my eye. I just recently began working with Fortinet and have been familiarizing myself with their hardware and software. I’ve known about the company for years, but their product portfolio is pretty deep, so it was time for a closer look. Ironically, it wasn’t the ridiculously fast next gen firewalls or integrated UTM/WiFi products that initially caught my eye. It was a free Windows utility for planning wireless deployments... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 28, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It is fair to say that most remote and traveling workers know that no public Wi-Fi hotspot is, or will ever be, deemed completely safe. But these days, that rings especially true for Windows Phone users when connecting to public wireless networks. Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an advisory warning users that a critical flaw in Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 could leave users susceptible to password theft when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi networks. Specifically, the flaw resides in a Wi-Fi authentication mechanism -- PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 - which enables... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Sep 26, 2013  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Some time ago, a security researcher, Alex Levinson, found out the iPhone was keeping a SQLite database of the iPhone's location (wifi-based location, cell-based or GPS) and a few other information. The file, located in /private/var/root/Library/Caches/locationd/consolidated.db, is easily accessible on jailbroken phones (ssh or any file transfer tool) and readable by any SQLite3 tool. This issue has recently re-surfaced as two researchers, Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, wrote a MacOS tool to generate maps from the locations recorded in that database,... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Apr 21, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research
I am sure if you have kids you will recognize this issue. Their friends come round, clutching laptops; we live in a modern age. Of course these friends just absolutely need to get online. That WPA2/TKIP solution and MAC filtering you just had to have is causing problems so "click, click, click" it's now WEP128 and you put the SSID and key on the fridge. Now everyone can be online, and they can leave you alone. Sometimes this security stuff can just get in the way of watching a good movie. Let's fast forward: you're an important guy, you're sat... [Read More]
by RSS Darren Turnbull  |  Mar 12, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research