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The Station: Canoo hits the road, Coup shutters and Samsung shifts

Welcome back to The Station, the go-to newsletter for keeping up-to-date on what the heck is going on in the world of transportation. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Portions of the newsletter are published as an article on the main site after it has been emailed to subscribers (that’s what ...

Amazon Sidewalk is a new long-range wireless network for your stuff

At its annual hardware event in Seattle, Amazon today announced Sidewalk, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol the company is developing to connect all of the IoT devices in and around your house. Amazon argues that Bluetooth and WiFi don’t have enough range, while 5F takes too much power and is too complex. “We came ...

With warshipping, hackers ship their exploits directly to their target’s mail room

Why break into a company’s network when you can just walk right in — literally? Gone could be the days of having to find a zero-day vulnerability in a target’s website, or having to scramble for breached usernames and passwords to break through a company’s login pages. And certainly there will be no need to ...

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

Transport for London will roll out default wi-fi device tracking on the London Underground this summer, following a trial back in 2016. In a press release announcing the move, TfL writes that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on July 8” — while touting additional services, such as improved alerts about delays and congestion, which ...

Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August

Ford Motor is laying off 7,000 salaried employees as part of CEO Jim Hackett’s restructuring plan to reduce bureaucracy, cut costs and turn the automaker into a more agile company prepared for a future that extends beyond its traditional business of producing and selling cars and trucks. The cuts represent about 10 percent of the ...

A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords

A popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for more than two million networks. The app, downloaded by thousands of users, allowed anyone to search for Wi-Fi networks in their nearby area. The app allows the user to upload Wi-Fi network passwords from their devices to its database for others to ...

Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh

My favorite mesh gear, Netgear’s Orbi, has gotten a considerable speed update. The new router, called the RBK50, supports Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology which will send gigabit wireless speeds from router to router in your mesh. WiFi 6 is still new to the industry and there isn’t much support outside of specific hardware like this. ...

The new version of Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi 6 because rules don’t matter

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the working group that has long offered such euphonious, IEEE-defined names for Wi-Fi protocols as 802.11ab and 802.11n has finally decided enough was enough with the numbers and letters and such. Their decision? The next Wi-Fi version will be Wi-Fi 6 and ***** to your assmar if you don’t like it. “For ...

Vacation Tips for Laptop Users

09.21.2009 · Posted in Data Recovery Articles

It is hard to travel without a laptop or some other hand-held computer these days. It is important if you are vacationing with your personal or business computer that you do so safely.rnThis article outlines tips for how to make sure your computer and the info it contains remains safe when you travel. ...

Home Wireless Network Security Issues

02.18.2006 · Posted in It Articles

Running a business from home has its advantages, including no commute, a more accommodating work schedule, fresh coffee and home-cooked meals at any time you want. But running a business from home using a home wireless local area network (WLAN) with your computer may lead to thievery of confidential information and hacker or virus ...