Wi-Fi



Suppose you’re a IT professional who has an axe to grind against your employer, and knowledge of the company’s network and access necessary to really do some damage. You might consider launching said attack from a free, public Wi-fi hotspot, like the ones offered at chains like McDonald’s. That would be a smart idea – from your standpoint – and make it harder for you to get caught. You might _not_ want to use a personal credit card to buy a meal at said establishment, thereby putting you at the location at the exact time of the attack. That would be a _dumb_ idea. 

Today’s Image of the Day comes from a film posted on YOUrban. The film is an exploration of the typically intangible landscape of WiFi signals. They built a WiFi measuring rod that displays strength of signal in a vertical alignment of light bars. As they moved the rod, they used long-exposure photography to light paint a cross-section of WiFi signal strength across various neighborhoods in Oslo where the extended nights of December create an optimal canvas for the light painting medium.

The Zeus Botnet continues to evolve and shift in focus from
its traditional targets, banks and their customers, to other money-handling
institutions like electronic money and online payment systems, according to a new
report.

The shift has been going on for months and likely follows
policy moves by banks to protect themselves and their customers from the
malicious theft of personal and financial information.

Researchers who will present at Black Hat have discovered a hole in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol. The security hole was named as Hole 196 after the number of the relevant page in the IEEE 802.11 (2007) standard document. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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