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  • How to use public Wi-Fi hotspots safely

    Consider this: If you or an employee is using free Wi-Fi in some local café, in a matter of seconds a hacker can manipulate your machine into a "man-in-the-middle" scenario, where the device is now a conduit that sends data right to the bad guy. Once a device is compromised, login credentials (corporate mail server, bank accounts,,, etc.) can be harvested by using SSL Stripping.

    Written by Michael Patterson, CEO, Plixer International27 Nov. 13 16:12
  • Cruise line plans 11ac network upgrades for stem-to-stern Wi-Fi

    People sign up for cruise ships to get away from it all. But not quite all: Passengers still want Wi-Fi access for the growing number of mobile devices they lug with them on vacation for staying in touch, web surfing, music, photos and video. Cruise line Royal Caribbean is turning to 802.11ac to optimize their Wi-Fi connectivity for this mobile data deluge.

    Written by John Cox13 Nov. 13 15:21
  • MWC: Carrier Wi-Fi playing more prominent role

    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.

    Written by John Cox26 Feb. 13 15:00
  • Caveats for VPN users in public Wi-Fi hotspot networks

    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.

    Written by Sohail Ahmad, independent Wi-Fi consultant31 Oct. 12 14:48