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Quantenna promises 10-gigabit Wi-Fi by next year

(Phys.org) —Quantenna Communications has announced that it has plans for releasing a chipset that will be capable of delivering 10Gbps WiFi to/from routers, bridges and computers by sometime next year. ...

Apr 16, 2014 report
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Broadcom will ship 802.11ac products in 2012

(PhysOrg.com) -- Broadcom is highlighting a second coming of Wi-Fi in the name of the new IEEE standard 802.11ac, with this week’s announcement that its products based on the nascent standard will be ...

Dec 10, 2011 report
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Thefts via public Wi-Fi are grounds for warning

(Phys.org) —If you are basking in the convenience of doing an online bank transfer at a coffee house while spooning the cream off a designer special, consider the tradeoff, which is placing your personal ...

Mar 09, 2014 weblog
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Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks

(AP) -- Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries ...

May 15, 2010
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Wi-Fi signals can see through walls

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Utah, USA, have discovered that variations in signal strengths in wireless networks can be used to "see" movements of people on the other side of walls or ...

Oct 05, 2009 weblog
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Wi-Fi networks less private than ever

The local java joint or airport terminal might seem like the perfect location to log onto Facebook or troll Amazon for a deal. But for anyone who has accepted the convenience of unsecured Internet access, here's another reminder ...

Nov 11, 2010
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US-CERT says Wi-Fi hole open to brute force attack

(PhysOrg.com) -- The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a warning about a security hole in the Wi-Fi Protected Set-up protocol for Wi-Fi routers. Security researcher Stefan Viehbock ...

Dec 29, 2011 report
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