Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Thus, once you connected your device to the latter—note that you have to do this process on each WiFi network which you want to change the DNS values of — , just go in the WiFI settings and long press on “MyPrettyWiFi”.

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

A group of researchers from UC Santa Barbara has developed a new way to identify people behind the walls using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi transceivers and analyzing their walking gait.

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

According to CNET, examples of documents that have been found readily available via WeWork’s WiFi network include lots of personal identification records, account usernames and passwords, and more.This is important even on more public WiFi networks such as at private offices or in private homes.

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Enable the eero Alexa skill to pause WiFi for specific profiles when screen time is over, you want the family to gather for dinner, or to find connected devices like phones—all with just your voice," says Amazon.

What a No-Carrier Phone Could Look Like

What a No-Carrier Phone Could Look Like

You could flip the Cellular Modem Hardware Kill Switch (HKS) on your Librem 5 and still call or text from your primary phone number while at that coffee-shop WiFi. This would offer you the ability to have a no-carrier phone–in either form–that now you only have when on WiFi–which means no triangulation-location tracking from cellular towers.

Google will pay just $13 million to settle long-running Street View data collection lawsuit

Google will pay just $13 million to settle long-running Street View data collection lawsuit

The Street View cars also collect information about local WiFi networks, and a 2010 lawsuit alleged Google grabbed too much data. Google settled with 38 states for $7 million in 2013 to end a case stemming from the same issues.

Tips to keep your online bank account secure

Tips to keep your online bank account secure

Although we usually get very excited when we find public wifi and don’t need to use our own data, it has its minuses. Accessing bank account with your phone and your mobile data is the most secure way.

China's People Monitoring Software Being Deployed In Darwin

China's People Monitoring Software Being Deployed In Darwin

With the city's desire to use data from WiFi networks commercially and, potentially, other purposes, it reinforces my view that there is no safe public WiFi if you value privacy.

Yes, LinkNYC Kiosks Are Giant Data-Harvesting Surveillance Cameras, Obviously

Yes, LinkNYC Kiosks Are Giant Data-Harvesting Surveillance Cameras, Obviously

Police identified Rodriguez using security camera footage captured by the kiosks themselves: In one video, he can allegedly be seen approaching one of the data monoliths and hurling a brick directly into its all-seeing face.

High-Severity SHAREit App Flaws Open Files for the Taking

High-Severity SHAREit App Flaws Open Files for the Taking

“We wanted to give as many people as we can the time to update and patch their devices before disclosing such critical vulnerability.” The flaws, which could be exploited by an attacker on a shared WiFi network, have a CVSS 3.0 score of 8.2, meaning they are high-severity, researchers told Threatpost.

Sick of the NSA Tracking You? Burn Them with a Burner Phone

Sick of the NSA Tracking You? Burn Them with a Burner Phone

Third parties can still geolocate burner users by accessing a phone’s GPS and WiFi. Prepaid phones can also be tracked using the traditional, albeit less-accurate, method of cellular triangulation. The actual phone number for a GSM mobile device is attached to the SIM card.

BT InLink in London: building a privatised "smart city" by stealth

BT InLink in London: building a privatised "smart city" by stealth

If you want to knock something down or build something new you generally need to get planning permission from the local council. If you want to build a McDonalds in London you’d apply to the local council for planning permission.

Unpatched Android OS Flaw Allows Adversaries to Track User Location

Unpatched Android OS Flaw Allows Adversaries to Track User Location

CVE-2018-9489, now patched as mentioned, allows adversaries to explore and attack the local WiFi network, or identify and physically track any Android device, by exposing a range of WiFi information.

Crowd Counting Through Walls with WiFi

Crowd Counting Through Walls with WiFi

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of crowd counting through walls using only everyday communication signals such as WiFi. The technique, which requires only a wireless transmitter and receiver outside the area of interest, could have a variety of applications, including smart energy management, retail business planning and security.