Tag Archives: wi-fi

New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Enlarge / Forget bendable mobile phones—we’re holding out for working mobile phone plushies. reader comments 26 with 21 posters participating, including story author Share this story The WireGuard VPN project announced a major milestone for its Windows users today—an all-new, kernel-mode implementation of the VPN protocol called WireGuardNT. The new implementation allows for massively improved throughput… Read More »

Connecting to malicious Wi-Fi networks can mess with your iPhone

reader comments 33 with 25 posters participating Share this story There’s a bug in iOS that disables Wi-Fi connectivity when devices join a network that uses a booby-trapped name, a researcher disclosed over the weekend. By connecting to a Wi-Fi network that uses the SSID “%p%s%s%s%s%n” (quotation marks not included), iPhones and iPads lose the… Read More »

iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

Enlarge / That’s a lot of screen. Samuel Axon reader comments 144 with 106 posters participating Share this story Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required… Read More »

FCC takes spectrum from auto industry in plan to “supersize” Wi-Fi

reader comments 75 with 66 posters participating, including story author Share this story The Federal Communications Commission today voted to add 45MHz of spectrum to Wi-Fi in a slightly controversial decision that takes the spectrum away from a little-used automobile-safety technology. The spectrum from 5.850GHz to 5.925GHz has, for about 20 years, been set aside… Read More »