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Top Wi-Fi routers easy to hack, says study

The most popular home wireless routers are easily hacked and there's little you can do to stop it, says a new study by research firm Independent Security Evaluators.

By April 17, 2013

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Defcon vending room showcases tech of all ages

Looking for a high-grade door lock? How about a satellite phone? Or maybe you've been craving a Wi-Fi Pineapple? Whatever gadget you desire, chances are you can buy it in the vendor room at Defcon.

By July 31, 2012

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SXSW: 'Hot-spot honeypot' hacker's heaven

For a hacker, the thousands of smartphone junkies tweeting and checking in on Foursquare at South by Southwest are like a flock of lambs.

By March 10, 2012

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Five ways to protect yourself from Wi-Fi honeypots

If you come into range of the WiFi Pineapple Mark IV, every Web page on the Internet may be replaced by the Nyan Cat kitten, or, in the hands of someone malicious, something far worse. Here's how to protect yourself.

By March 10, 2012

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CNET to the Rescue: Darren answers networking questions

This week, we dive deep into home networking. How to set up a NAS? Can I tell how much bandwidth my kids are using? And how come my laptop won't print on my networked printer? Darren Kitchen answers these vexing issues, and more.

By January 26, 2011

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CNET to the Rescue Ep. 23: Darren Kitchen tackles network dilemmas

Special guest Darren Kitchen from Hak5 joins us to talk through secure WiFi networking, VPNs, SSL, and protecting yourself from the dreaded Firesheep

By October 27, 2010

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CNET to the Rescue: Darren tackles network dilemmas

Special guest Darren Kitchen from Hak5 joins us to talk through secure Wi-Fi networking, VPNs, SSL, and protecting yourself from the dreaded Firesheep.

By October 27, 2010

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From Macs to MAC addresses, your questions answered

CNET to the Rescue listeners this week wonder what laptops to buy and how to make their networks, you know, work. Also, Rafe loves Chrome even more now that it's got Instant Search baked in.

By October 6, 2010

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CNET to the Rescue: Four girls walk into a hot spot...

So your daughter is at college borrowing a Wi-Fi signal from the boys downstairs. What could go wrong? We explain, and solve. Also: Replace the expiring XMarks and watching a Parrot AR.Drone fall from the sky.

By September 29, 2010

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CNET to the Rescue: Biker gear and iTunes alternatives

Guest rescuers Seth Rosenblatt and Darren Kitchen help solve tech issues from people with busted iTunes installations, bad cable modems, and recalcitrant audio players. Plus: The best GPS for motorcyclists.

By September 15, 2010