How to make politicians really understand the dangers of mass digital surveillance and the importance of information security? Gustav Nipe, the 26-year old president of the Swedish Pirate Party's youth wing, tried to do it by setting up an open Wi-Fi network at the Society and Defence National Conference held in Sälen, Sweden, late last and earlier this week, and collecting and analyzing the metadata of conference attendees who connected to it.
A researcher has discovered a security hole in the firmware of several wireless Asus router models which could be exploited by an attacker to gain complete control of the network and use it to mount other attacks from this vantage point.
Toshiba introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, a third generation memory card that serves as its own wireless LAN access point, allowing users to share images, videos and files wirelessly.
Gogo, a noted provider of in-flight broadband Internet service, has been spotted serving a fake Google SSL certificate to fliers trying to access YouTube, effectively performing a Man-in-the-Middle attack against them.
Greek computer geek George Chatzisofroniou has released a stable version of Wifiphisher, a tool aimed at automating phishing attacks against WPA networks in order to discover the password needed to access them.
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