A week in security (January 10 – 16)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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How to share your Wi-Fi password safely

We look at ways you can securely share your Wi-Fi password, and also the perils of allowing people onto your network.

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NSA issues advice for securing wireless devices

It may seem trivial for the NSA to provide guidance in this field, but maybe if even the NSA are saying it people might actually start paying attention!

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FragAttack: New Wi-Fi vulnerabilities that affect… basically everything

A researcher has uncovered a set of vulnerabilities in the way Wi-Fi and connected devices handle data packet fragmentation and aggregation.

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Smart toy security: How to keep your kids safe this Christmas

IoT toys will be big sellers this festive season. We give a few ideas for improving smart toy security.

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WPA3 will secure Wi-Fi connections in four significant ways in 2018

At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3, the newest security protocol for Wi-Fi devices. WPA3 includes four new security capabilities and is the most significant upgrade to Wi-Fi security since 2004.

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Release the KRACKen: flaw in Wi-Fi security leaves users vulnerable

A serious flaw in the wireless protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks has been discovered. If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. This feasible attack, dubbed KRACK, could abuse design or implementation flaws in the Wi-Fi standard, not some specific hardware. 

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Wi-Fi security 101

For anyone that travels, uses their phone in public, or stays constantly connected to the internet anywhere they go—which probably means you, Wi-Fi security should be a top priority.

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