AirTight Networks Named by CRN as One of the IT Industry’s Tech Innovators. AirTight’s C-75 802.11ac AP Takes Top Honors in the 2014 Wireless Category. Read more
In the last couple of weeks, several reports on carriers’ plans and practices to track and analyze their mobile web traffic caught the attention of consumers and privacy watchers.
According to media reports, US and international carriers are experimenting with inserting unique identifiers into the data traffic flowing between your smart phone and websites you visit. Read more
Our security researchers recently took a look at Apple’s iOS8 MAC randomization feature. It was touted by Apple for its ability to protect consumer privacy from persistent Wi-Fi tracking, but turned out to be of limited usability as currently implemented. With all the interest in privacy features, we thought we’d give you a look at what’s ‘under the hood’ in retail Wi-Fi analytics in our upcoming webinar (available on-demand). Read more
AirTight Networks was honored with two industry awards for Cloud Wi-Fi, and Social & Analytics. AirTight won a 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovation Award and a Gold status from 2014 Golden Bridge Awards. Both awards were announced on September 8, 2014. Read more
Rick Farina describes his Wi-Fi investigations at Wireless LAN Professionals Conference Europe in Maastricht, Netherlands 2014. WIPS Read more
Choose your wireless network carefully. Cloud and APs are not all created equal.
Clearly we’re not in Kansas anymore … According to IDC, the growing global Internet of Things (IoT) market is on course to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020. With the rapid rise of connected devices in the IoT landscape there is growing concern about elevated security risks associated with the sheer volume of new devices coming online. AirTight can help you plan for IoT capacity and network traffic, as well as optimal secure coverage across your site. Read more
October 13-15 2014: Wireless LAN Professionals EU Summit #WLPC_EU | video archive available | Keith R. Parsons Read more
iOS8 MAC RandomGate: Who turns OFF location services AND turns OFF cellular data connection while using their iPhone? Read part II of our iOS8 blog series: IOS8 MAC Address Randomization Update. Read more
In June of this year, at WWDC#14 Apple announced that the Wi-Fi scanning behavior of their devices would change starting with iOS8. They would start using randomized and locally administrated MAC addresses in the probing state. The touted rationale was that such an approach would hide the real MAC addresses of the device and make Wi-Fi device MAC based analytics difficult. Apple made iOS8 generally available as part of their September 2014 launch. Accordingly, it was time for me to take out the packet sniffing gear and dig into the workings of randomized MACs (no pun intended here). Read on to find out how they work. Read more
More often than not, when things don’t work as they should, Wi-Fi is the obvious scapegoat even though the problems aren’t necessarily Wi-Fi specific.
In fact, I’ve come to expect this “guilty until proven innocent” rational. My job is to investigate, get to the root of the problem, and then propose a plan of action to remedy the situation. Such is the life of a troubleshooting Jedi! There’s never a dull moment, something is always happening. Read more