Every Wi-Fi network is at risk of hacking in ‘Krack’ attack

News broke yesterday that every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years. In theory, it allows an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to inject computer viruses into internet networks, and read communications like passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the internet.

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All Wi-Fi at risk from Krack attack

Security researchers have revealed that all Wi-Fi connections are potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic. The vulnerability, dubbed “Krack”, has been described as a “fundamental flaw” in wireless security techniques by experts. Apple, Android and Windows software are all susceptible to some version of the vulnerability, which is not fixed by changing Wi-Fi passwords.

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Pizza Hut hacked, customer information compromised

Pizza Hut has suffered a data breach, and a hacker has stolen payment card details, the company admitted on Saturday in an email sent to affected customers. According to the email, shared on social media by some recipients, affected customers placed orders on the company’s mobile app or website between the morning of October 1 and midday on October 2.

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NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere
The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere, leading to Earth’s recent record spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The effects of the El Nino were different in each region
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

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News: ITU’s Telecommunication Development Sector marks its 25th Anniversary

 

 

ITU’s Telecommunication Development Sector marks its 25th Anniversary

Anniversary highlights achievements and reflects on the future of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

Buenos Aires, 11 October 2017 – The celebration of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector’s 25th Anniversary were held on 11 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the framework of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17). This marked two and a half decades of the sector’s immense contribution to the rapid growth and expansion of telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) networks and services.

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