Juniper Research predicts that at least 1 in 3 home routers will be used as public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2017, and that the total installed base of such dual-use routers will reach 366 million globally by the end of 2020.
There are many problems with Internet of Things devices, and security is one of the biggest ones.
Researchers from Austrian infosec outfit SEC Consult have unearthed what they dubbed a "deliberately hidden backdoor account" in NX-1200, a network controller appliance for conference rooms manufactured by AMX, which is used by governmental and military bodies (even the US White House), educational and healthcare institutions, hotels and conference centers all over the US.
Wireless adoption is growing fast globally, with Wi-Fi access becoming ubiquitous in businesses, stores, corporate environments and public spaces; literally everywhere we go.
With industry momentum mounting around a low power Wi-Fi solution, Wi-Fi Alliance announced the Wi-Fi HaLow designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology.
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