Tag: WiFi

Public Wireless Network Costs Austrian Man US$117K Worth of Bitcoin

Using public wireless networks has always been a security risk first and foremost. While it may seem logical to a lot of people to connect their device to a public wireless network, doing so can have negative repercussions. One Bitcoin user found this out the hard way, unfortunately. More specifically, he lost over US$117,000 worth of Bitcoin to criminals who successfully infiltrated his account while connected to a wireless network. …
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Android Oreo Bug Consumes Mobile Data While WiFi is Active

Even though Android Oreo has not been around for very long, a major bug has already been discovered. It appears there is an exploit which bypasses the user’s WiFi preference and begins using up their mobile data instead. This will incur additional costs, even if the user sets a specific allowance of data to be used. Google is doggedly working on a fix, which is good news. The Android Oreo Bug is …
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5 Tips for Staying Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi spots are available at many locations where people congregate and spend time, such as restaurants, hotels, train and bus stations, business lounges and even some outdoor areas like parks. Many of these provide unlimited access to the Internet for free, requiring only a portable device like a laptop, tablet or smartphone to use. While public Wi-Fi access points are quite convenient for staying in touch with personal and …
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Top 5 Wireless Technologies

It is evident that there is a growing demand for wireless technologies all over the world. While most people use the Internet in a wireless fashion already, there are far more wireless technologies out there which deserve a lot more attention. As we achieve further advancements in the technology sector, wireless protocols will become even more important than before. Rest assured there is a lot to get excited about in the …
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