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WiFi Routers Riddled With Holes: Report

Most WiFi router vendors have not patched numerous firmware vulnerabilities discovered more than two years ago, according to a report released Tuesday. OEM firmware built into WiFi routers use open source components that contain numerous known security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, it notes. Insignary conducted comprehensive binary code scans for known security […]

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Android 8.1 Oreo’s Wi-Fi Menu Shows Speed Labels for Public Networks

When you’re surrounded by public Wi-Fi networks, it’s nearly impossible to tell which is fastest without connecting to each one, conducting a speed test, and dutifully recording the results. Luckily, Google’s introducing a new feature in Android 8.1 Oreo that does all the legwork for you: Speed labels in the Wi-Fi settings menu. In the coming […]

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Google Device Bug Chokes Home WiFi Networks

A bug in the software used by Google Cast devices such as Chromecast and Home can slow down or crash WiFi networks. The problem — initially believed to be isolated to a particular router model made by TP-Link — appears to affect models made by other manufacturers, including Asus, Linksys, Netgear and Synology. Complaints on […]

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Smartphone Users Consumed 25% More WiFi and Mobile Data in 2017

For many folks, smartphones have replaced laptops and tablets as the go-to media consumption device. That isn’t terribly surprising — it’s easier than ever to watch content on the go — and stats show that people have warmed to the idea of using mobile data for streaming videos, music, and games. According to a report […]

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