The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Underneath the mobile technology buzz at Mobile World Congress 2013 about expanding LTE deployments, and phasing in even faster LTE-Advanced networks later this year, is the strengthening market in operator-based Wi-Fi services.
By John Cox | 26 February, 2013 15:00
Using non-secured public Wi-Fi hotspots can leave you vulnerable to identity theft, data theft, snooping, impersonation and malware infection. That's why so many people rely on public virtual private network services, but VPNs are no panacea. Here are five potential gotchas.
By Sohail Ahmad, independent Wi-Fi consultant | 31 October, 2012 14:48
Wi-Fi is inherently susceptible to hacking and eavesdropping, but it can be secure if you use the right security measures. Unfortunately, the Web is full of outdated advice and myths. But here are some do's and don'ts of Wi-Fi security, addressing some of these myths.
By Eric Geier | 07 November, 2011 22:28
Virginia Tech researchers for the past month and a half have been working to customize Google’s Android software to lock down smartphones so that sensitive data isn’t exposed once a user leaves approved locations. They’re hopeful the technology – part of a project dubbed GhostBox -- will be production-ready by year-end.
By Bob Brown | 21 October, 2011 09:34
New research conducted on behalf of the Wi-Fi Alliance shows that while wireless users are making strides on the security front, they’re still leaving their Wi-Fi networks too open to intruders.
By Bob Brown | 06 October, 2011 06:43