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Is our Wi-Fi no longer safe?

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The WPA2 security protocol (stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 and is the common method of securing networks through the use of a ‘key’) has been providing effective and reassuring protected access for wireless networks since 2004. Suddenly, however, all bets are now off – due to a new threat… Read more »

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Watchdog reports aircraft exposed to in-flight wifi hacking

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report that criticises the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for not sufficiently guarding against the most significant cybersecurity threats. The report found that commercial airliners are vulnerable to terrorist attacks through the in-flight wifi. Concerns have been raised recently as the airline industry… Read more »

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Investigation into the health risk of wireless technology for children

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A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children’s mental development is getting under way. The study – funded by the government and industry – will track 2,500 11- and 12-year-olds from September. It will look at their cognitive ability – thinking skills, memory and attention… Read more »

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