Wednesday, February 8, 2023

WiFi not safe at all, even at home

This is true and I am not joking. WiFi is not safe at all, even with the latest WPA2 encryptions.

During BarCamp, xTrain/iTrain demonstrated how a WiFi network can be hacked. According to Certified Ethical Hacker, Carlyle, it only takes about 3-10 minutes to hack a WiFi network and it does not matter whether you are using the best WiFi router in the market or if you are using your home WiFi network.

For business users, you might think that using VPN could solve the problem, but you are wrong, even the best SSL can be exploit.

You might think having a firewall is enough, but firewall only protect data in your PC and not those username and passwords going out of your PC through the WiFi network.

Stay tuned as I interview Carlyle and his team about WiFi security and how to protect your data going out from your PC.

For now, try not check your emails, login to Maybank2u or enter your passwords using a WiFi network including those in Starbucks, office and your home.

If you have a specific question that you want me to ask Carlyle, drop me an email.

By the way, BarCamp Malaysia was fun. If you missed it, stay tune to for the next BarCamp. Kudos to the organizers for such a great event!!

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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