A vulnerability in Apple's Airport Express Base Station could facilitate hackers taking control of your network. So if you have yet to update your firmware, we recommend you do so in order to prevent any risk of intrusion.
Apple announced a security vulnerability with the Airport Express Router which could lead to malware attacks. Apple stated that the "memory corruption issue [that] existed in DNS data parsing" could allow an attacker to execute code on devices connected to a network. Even if no reports of this vulnerability have been exploited so far, current users of the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule (with 802.11n or 802.11ac Wi-Fi), should update their router firmware to prevent any risk of intrusion from hackers.
Investments in Wi-Fi equipment are going to be multiplied by 3 in 2017. Companies like Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Ruckus will be the first to benefit from this increase.
After a big growth in 2015, the Wi-Fi market is still increasing and especially the Wi-Fi public spaces market. In fact, between 2013 and 2017, $8.5 billion will be invested in Wi-Fi equipment for public spaces only. The value of the public Wi-Fi market in 2017 is estimated to be of 3 billion dollars.
Internet of Things is one the biggest innovations of the IT industry but the connection between sensors and WLAN is subject to some security risks.
Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere, a lot of objects are now connected to the internet via Wi-Fi: watches, house’s thermostats, pacemakers, doors, cars… IoT globally helps people in their everyday life, but it also implicates risks in data protection, as connected devices can be affected by malware or impersonated by hackers to steal personal data. That is why enterprises should set up strong security parameters and enforce their WLAN security.
According to researchers at Gartner, Cloud-based software will be the primary choice deployment model by 2020.
Gartner’s research vice president Jeffrey Mann announced that Cloud-based software would soon be the most spread default option for software deployments and that in the coming years a high percentage of largest software vendors will shift to a cloud-only mode. Despite Gartner’s predictions, some companies still have a no-cloud policy as they are concerned about the security of cloud-based services, and instead preferusing on-premise software.
According to AlwaysOn, a Cape town solution provider, South Africans should not expect to find many free WiFi hotspots in their country, because internet connectivity is too expensive for hotspot providers.
The global celebration of the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day, organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance, was dedicated to helping bridging digital divide throughout the world. Unfortunately, in comparison to the majority of developed countries that enjoying free internet hotspots, South Africa is lagging behind.
Devolo’s dLAN 500 duo is an intelligent, secure hardware bringing internet to homes via the household electrical wiring.
Devolo's dLAN 500 duo is a powerline device that provides a quick, stable, and secure internet connection for home networks. Data is transmitted through the existing power lines, without any cabling. dLAN is an entry-level adapter and its data transmission speeds up to 500 Mbps.
Wi-Fi has a positive impact on learning. Students and teachers are increasingly using wifi-enabled devices for educational purposes.
Nowadays, the way students learn is way different from how students used to learn years ago. This generation of students is a digital generation, and young people are used to work and develop their skills by using devices connected to the internet. Most students read books and write homeworks on their devices and some schools even provide their own PCs and tablets for the pupils. Having Wi-Fi connection at school means leveraging wifi-enabled devices for educational purposes. Nevertheless, catching up with tech-advancements might be a challenge for educational institutions, but bringing Wi-Fi connection at schools will play an important role in delivering effective and engaging learning experience.