Have you ever been to a massive music festival such as Electronic Daisy Carnival or even Coachella and scrambling for cell service? You’ll notice that cell reception there is almost non-existent. Even though there are towers situated near the venue, the reception is god awful. This is likely due to the number of people who are trying to use the same cell tower, causing it to jam, which then in turn doesn’t allow people to interact with the tower.
A similar concept is when you go hiking, rafting, or mountain climbing in the forest. This time, the cell towers don’t work because there are none. Year after year, we read stories about how hikers get lost and are unable to find [...]
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 [...]
Can you imagine how unsafe it would be to use your home Wi-Fi network without a password? On the other hand, can you imagine how convenient it would be? Well guess what: there’s a nifty little $14 gadget on Amazon that gives you all the security of password protection with none of the hassle of actually having to type out that 25-character password to connect to your network. It’s called the Keewifi kisslink Wireless Smart Router and Range Extender, and it lets you connect your devices securely with just a quick tap. That way no one outside your home can connect, but people inside can access the internet in seconds.
Check out some more info from the Amazon page:
Today, we have an extremely informative article about your router password that everybody including iOS and Android users alike should read and understand. In fact, if you bought a router recently or even within the past 10 years, you should read this article. Please don’t take this warning from FBI lightly.
When routers come out of manufacturing factories in Mexico, Asia or United States they are often updated with a default firmware that the manufacture has set up a long time ago. Router software is updated from time to time, but the default username and password stay the same for most part.
Most if not all manufactures set up the initial firmware using a [...]