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Wi-Fi is about to get faster and more secure than ever

Wi-Fi internet is the best kind of internet connectivity there is when it comes to convenience. You don’t have to deal with any wires, and the setup is relatively straightforward on most devices. However, Wi-Fi internet is far from perfect, and we could sure use faster speeds and better security. But guess what: Come 2019, we’ll get both of those thanks to new hardware that will support both faster speeds as well as stronger security.

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PSA: Don’t buy a new Wi-Fi router without checking for WPA3 security

If you’re in the market for a new wireless router, you’d be well advised to look out for models which support a new security standard. After relying on WPA2 for security for more than a decade, the Wi-Fi Alliance has just begun certifying products that use its replacement: WPA3 …

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VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here’s what you need to know

Malware linked to the Russian government can manipulate your internet traffic, harvest personal information, and serve as a launch point for a broad range of internet attacks.

The ASUS RT66U router, one of the devices known to be vulnerable to VPNFilter.

 
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That Russian malware that infected over 500,000 devices is even worse than we thought

A few weeks ago we learned that a piece of sophisticated malware called VPNFilter infected more than 500,000 routers and other devices around the world. VPNFilter was spotted in some 54 countries, but an increase in activity in Ukraine suggested the malware was created by Russian intelligence looking to disrupt Ukraine either ahead of the Champions League final in late May, or before local celebrations in late June.

The Kremlin denied any involvement in VPNFilter, of course. Since then, the FBI issued a warning to Internet users to restart their routers. Cisco’s Talos security team is now back with more details on VPNFilter which reveal the malware is even more dangerous and [...]

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