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Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT

LTE with faster upload speeds, using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customized for the Internet of Things, are some of the things Ericsson is working on for next year.

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

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Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

Officials question FCC's broadband subsidy plan

Several groups and elected officials have objected to parts of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's plan to expand telephone subsidies for low-income people to include broadband service.

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4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth

As compression and other existing bandwidth enhancement techniques reach their limits, academic researchers worldwide are investigating a variety of technologies and methods that promise to bring wireless broadband up to speed -- and...

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T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data thieves

T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering -- the use of smartphone data on other devices.

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In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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The SDN network as a competitive advantage

While service providers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have long touted the capabilities of their networks, many of the large Web-scale providers are now openly disclosing their internally developed network designs.

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The Wrap: Intel drone investment, faster in-flight WiFi, IFA preview

Intel has invested millions of dollars in a Chinese drone maker as it hopes to catch up to Google and Amazon.  In-flight WiFi will speed up now that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared in-flight Internet...

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Some routers vulnerable to remote hacking

Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

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802.11ac gains ground in enterprise WLANs

Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices.

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NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

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Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70M bps.

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Wi-Fi challenges Bluetooth for the beacon market

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently unveiled Wi-Fi Aware as an alternative to Bluetooth Smart for beacons. Is Wi-Fi Aware sufficiently different and compelling to entice developers?

HP serves up its open switches

Accton-based hardware, announced in February, are certified by OCP and run multiple OSes.

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The security and risk management of shadow IT

Shadow IT brings many security issues, but since these systems are not on IT's radar, they do not get factored into overall risk management strategy. Here are some practical suggestions.

Wi-Fi at DEF CON - dealing with the worlds most dangerous network

Wi-Fi can be done securely, even at a hacker conference like DEF CON. Just avoid open networks and Android.

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