Tag Archives: Wireless networking

Wifitising: Great Idea, or Daft and Dangerous?

By | November 3, 2008

WiFi has become a commodity, something we expect to be able to find, but marketers are slowly waking up to its potential to get the message out—by renaming the service. But is it such a good idea? A Dutch company, according to Adrants, has started changing the name of its WiFi service continually—both to promote items and to… Read More »


By | July 10, 2008

  Illustration IHT, by Felipe Galindo I wrote a piece for the IHT on a company of expats bringing wireless broadband to their native Bangladesh. Would love to have gone there to have a look, but budgets aren’t what they were (love the illustration): In Bangladesh, where less than 1 percent of the population has Internet access and… Read More »

Podcast: How secure is your phone?

By | December 3, 2006

A Loose Wireless podcast on the security of mobile phones, courtesy of the BBC World Service. Related Posts:How Secure Is Bluetooth? February 9, 2004 China’s Static Mobile Phone, And Its Mobile Static Phone June 22, 2004 Phone as Beacon November 28, 2006 The Phone Of The Future? December 9, 2003 Your Phone as Stalker July 2, 2007 Another… Read More »

‘Push Button to Connect’

By | August 10, 2005

One of the big holes in Wi-Fi setup has been security. In a lot of cases it’s not on by default and many folk have no idea how to set it up or even that their network is not secure. Linksys reckon they have the answer with something called SecureEasySetup (SES) technology: The SES technology enables users to create… Read More »

WiPhishing: Threat Or Hype?

By | February 5, 2005

Is Wi-Fi being used by phishers and other identity thieves? Some folk reckon so, pointing to tricks such as the Evil Twin threat and something called ‘WiPhishing’, which, according to Information Week, goes like this: “We call WiPhishing the act of covertly setting up a wireless-enabled laptop or access point for the purpose of getting wireless laptops to… Read More »