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A New Flaw in Wireless Routers Makes Hacking Them Easier Than Ever

A New Flaw in Wireless Routers Makes Hacking Them Easier Than Ever

  A researcher has refined an attack on wireless routers with poorly implemented versions of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup that allows someone to quickly gain access to a router's network. The attack exploits weak randomization, or the lack of randomization, in a key used to authenticate hardware PINs on some ...

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September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

As folks come back from their August vacations, September is poised for another rapid-fire batch of consumer electronics announcements. Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Apple all have major launches scheduled in the next couple weeks, not to mention the IFA show. New smartwatch products are expected at many of those events. Last ...

Report: Apple Has Secured Deals With Visa, MasterCard and AmEx for iPhone Mobile Wallet

Report: Apple Has Secured Deals With Visa, MasterCard and AmEx for iPhone Mobile Wallet

Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others — would allow you to use your phone to pay for items at the cash register, and it appears Apple's gained some strong ...

‘The Coolest’ Cooler Ends Kickstarter As Most-Funded Project Ever

‘The Coolest’ Cooler Ends Kickstarter As Most-Funded Project Ever

It's the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever. The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012. Why have more than 60,000 people contributed to a cooler campaign? Well, this cooler includes a blender, waterproof ...

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the iPhone. This year’s ...

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter users curious about how others engage with their 140-characters-or-less musings will be delighted to learn that the microblogging service has just made its analytics tool available to all. Launched in July, it was — until Wednesday — only advertisers and other select users who could make use of the tool. From ...

FBI, Secret Service Investigate Reports of Cyber Attacks on Banks

FBI, Secret Service Investigate Reports of Cyber Attacks on Banks

The FBI said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks. “We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions,” FBI spokesman Joshua Campbell said ...

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

US Federal Judge Lucy Koh shot down a request from Apple to grant a permanent injunction blocking the sale of some Android-based Samsung mobile devices over pantent infringement claims. The motion was part of Apple's second patent infringement case with Samsung, and Judge Koh said the iPhone and iPad maker didn't show that ...

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

The Twitch videogame-streaming service went offline for several hours last night (Aug. 26), possibly as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which would make it the latest in a series of attacks on online gaming services. A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed credit for last night's disruption via ...

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple. The devices, from LG and Samsung, suggest renewed attempts to create a smartwatch that is perhaps more fashionable than previous efforts. Samsung's Gear S features a curved screen, while ...