Ars Technica: Ten rules for … placing your Wi-Fi access points. Ars Technica is being cute in the headline. Often ASCII text does not work with cute headlines. So the cute part has been removed. “Here at Ars, we’ve spent a lot of time covering how Wi-Fi works, which kits perform the best, and how upcoming standards will affect you. Today, we’re going to go a little more basic: we’re going to teach you how to figure out how many Wi-Fi access points (APs) you need, and where to put them.”
India Times: 400 stations done, Google to end its free WiFi journey. “Google launched Station in India in 2015, as a partnership between Google, Indian Railways and Railtel to bring fast, free public WiFi to over 400 of the busiest railway stations in India and crossed that number by June 2018. While the Indian Railways provided the fibre connectivity for the Internet, Google was responsible for installing and maintaining the access points.”
Neowin: Newly discovered PC malware version spreads through Wi-Fi networks. “A new version of a highly sophisticated Trojan that can spread via Wifi networks has been discovered. The Emotet Trojan that also acts as a loader for other malware has found to now take advantage of the wlanAPI interface to spread to all PCs on a network through the Wi-fi. The Trojan was previously known to spread only through spam emails and infected networks.”
Lifehacker: Find the WiFi Password For Almost Any Airport Lounge Using This Free Map. “Fortunately, we’re at a point where most of the airports in the United States offer free WiFi in some form. Yes, sometimes you have to watch an ad to get there, but it’s there. That said, sometimes you end up an airport that doesn’t have WiFi, or one that has free WiFi that’s restricted by a time limit. For times like those, the WiFox Google Map can help.” Just make sure you’re using a VPN!
BetaNews: Your Amazon Ring doorbell may have leaked your Wi-Fi username and password. “It has just been revealed that a security flaw in the camera-toting devices made it possible for hackers to access customers’ Wi-Fi usernames and passwords. With these credentials, it would then be possible to launch a wider privacy-invading attack on households, accessing all manner of data and devices on home networks.”
Ars Technica: Ars puts Google’s new Nest Wi-Fi to the test. “Google says its new Nest Wi-Fi isn’t just Google Wi-Fi plus a smart speaker—it’s new, improved, and with better coverage. This is good news—despite the impressive sales numbers Google says it has for the original Google Wi-Fi, the product never ranked very well in performance tests at Wirecutter, Smallnetbuilder, or here at Ars.”
Ars Technica: Unpatched Linux bug may open devices to serious attacks over Wi-Fi. “A potentially serious vulnerability in Linux may make it possible for nearby devices to use Wi-Fi signals to crash or fully compromise vulnerable machines, a security researcher said.”