Traditionally, talking of wireless security in the enterprises we talked about embedded Centrio Wi-Fi, Linksys rogue APs, open source DoS tools, and compliance requirements (PCI, DoD, HIPAA). While these topics continue to be important today, the upcoming proliferation of the smart mobile devices is the new frontier for the enterprise wireless security to address. The inundation of smart mobile devices… Read More
There’s been a lot of news in recent weeks surrounding the Sony PlayStation Network breaches. One of the questions that I have received multiple times since this started is whether or not this was a wireless breach or if wireless was in any way part of the Sony vulnerability. From what we understand, no. It… Read More
My previous post “WiFi Hots(Honey)pots Go Mobile” (http://blog.airtightnetworks.com/wireless-security-mobile-hotspot/) talked about Palm Pre/Pixi Plus going the hot(honey)pot way. SIMFI is equally cool – it can convert your cell phone into a hotspot. SIMFI is of the size of a SIM card and has WLAN modem built into it. It can be pretty much used with any… Read More
Are you already having trouble preventing your enterprise Wi-Fi clients from connecting to some of the existing public Wi-Fi networks (e.g., T-Mobile, Google WiFi)? Guess what – the latest Palm Pre Plus or Pixi Plus can be converted into a cool mobile hotspot. One can easily roam around with this pocket hotspot. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/technology/personaltech/21pogue.html) It is amazing as to… Read More
In several of my recent wireless scanning exercises, I have encountered soft APs much more often than before. In one case, it was an employee who returned from business trip who had used USB WiFi AP in hotel to share his Internet connection with fellow workers (well, they did not all want to pay $5… Read More
My 12 yr old son was fiddling with his iTouch in the back seat of the car last week when it finally dawned on him that he could see several available wi-fi networks in our neighborhood from the front of the house . “Hey, I can connect to Marci’s wi-fi ! Can we sit in the driveway for a couple… Read More
Wi-Fi telephony is the upcoming technology that can be set up on existing enterprise Wi-Fi network and empowers enterprises with voice mobility benefits in an easy, scalable and cost-effective way. Increased deployment of superior Wi-Fi networks to achieve wireless data access and increased adoption of VoIP technologies to make cost-effective calls has led the concept… Read More
Interesting gadget from Novatel/Verizon that lets you carry your WiFi hotspot with you. You can even share it with your friends. Check this out!