Google Pushing HTTPS Further

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Implications for Public Facing Wi-Fi Security, Advertising and Analytics.

You may have already noticed – Google search has been strictly using HTTPS for some time now. Typically, you would not enter passwords in a keyword search and so people probably were not terribly worried about search sites not using HTTPS (Bing still allows HTTP). Nonetheless, Google has led by example by adopting strict HTTPS for search. With this, they have also demonstrated that HTTPS isn’t the bottleneck for transactions scalability of the site.
Additionally, just last month, Google disclosed that they will provide (slight) SEO rank incentives to HTTPS sites. If the trend picks up and most useful sites on the Internet move to HTTPS (news and other type of information distribution sites have the least penetration of HTTPS), it will impact public facing Wi-Fi in some interesting ways.   Read more

Riddle for Wireless Field Day 7 Delegates: What am I?

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Following are seven clues to help the delegates resolve this Wireless Field Day 7 riddle.

1) It is personalized

2) There is one for each day of the week

3) Helps you relax

4) Smooth and sweet

5) Travel size

6) Better than a t-shirt

7) Works like magic

The answer to this Wi-Fi brain teaser will be unveiled during AirTight’s #WFD7 segment. Addition insight can be found in Wireless Field Day: Are you ready for Lucky Number 7? As a viewer tuning in, you’ll be able to see which of the delegates manages to solve AirTight’s #WFD7 riddle. More on AirTight via TechFieldDay archive.   Read more

Wireless Field Day: Are you ready for Lucky Number 7?

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Wireless Field Day 7 (#WFD7) is just around the corner and AirTight Networks is pumped about being in the vendor line-up. This is our third WFD and certainly won’t be our last.

You won’t want to miss our session which takes place on Wednesday, August 6 from 13:30-15:30 (Pacific time). Most vendor presentations – including ours – are streamed live at TechFieldDay.com

Can’t make it for the live session? Keep calm and view video recordings of our presentations at your convenience.   Read more

WLAN Pros Europe: Hang Out With AirTight Experts

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WLAN Pros Conference is coming to Europe! As Keith Parsons (the conference’s chair and founder) puts it, “the Wireless LAN Professionals EU Summit consists of three days of fun, great topics, awesome gear, and wonderful networking. And we are excited to have two of our technical gurus – Allen Walker out of the UK and Rick Farina from the US – presenting. As luck would have it, the organizers put the two sessions in the same time slot, so unless the attendees are completely slacking, they won’t be able to avoid both Rick and Allen at the conference. What will they be speaking on?   Read more

Wi-Fi Hacking 101 – Ethical of Course! (+ Video)

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Watch the video from Wi-Fi Hacking 101 event series with Rick Farina, AirTight Networks senior wireless security researcher and resident hacker. “Security? Who cares,” I hear most people say. They would quickly change their mind if they had met Rick Farina, AirTight’s ethical hacker (known on Twitter as @RickLikesWIPS). UK resellers got the opportunityat a… Read More

Blackhat Wi-Fi Security Reports and Nuances of Detection Methods

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| Shortly following the conclusion of Blackhat’13, a few articles came out reporting wireless scanning data from the venue.   Inside the Black Hat 2013 Wi-Fi Network   Karma is a …Errr, What We Learned at BlackHat 2013    Both reports state that many security relevant events were detected in the Wi-Fi traffic during the… Read More

The WIPS Detective

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| With the ever increasing importance of Wi-Fi as the de facto access technology, WIPS plays a key role in overall enterprise network infrastructure security. | The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recently created a separate category for wireless intrusion detection/prevention in its approved product listing for deployments in defense agencies. Gartner now recommends including WIPS as… Read More

Success Stories: Pinkberry, Garden Fresh and Noodles & Company

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How much should you care about the CMO? A lot according to IDC.  By 2016, 80% of new IT investments will directly involve line-of-business executives (Source: IDC Directions 2013). Similarly, Gartner predicts that by 2017 the marketing arm of businesses will control more of the IT spend than IT organizations at those companies. We’ve certainly… Read More

Third time’s NOT the charm for Cisco’s adaptive WIPS (aWIPS)

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By Hemant Chaskar Can you beleive it? – yet another alert came out about a vulnerability in Cisco’s WIPS (adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System or aWIPS as Cisco likes to call it): Cisco Warns of Vulnerabilities in Wireless LAN Controllers by Mike Lennon Managing Editor at Security Week Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers Wireless Intrusion Prevention System… Read More

Wireless IDS/IPS horror stories from the field

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These are some recent stories of the IT organizations who brought in wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) to secure their network environments against Wi-Fi vulnerabilities and attacks, and what they encountered was the incessant flow of security alerts that they could not keep up with. That is because, the systems constantly crunched signatures and thresholds from wireless… Read More