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VoltSchemer attacks use wireless chargers to inject voice commands, fry phones

Bleeping Computer

A team of academic researchers show that a new set of attacks called 'VoltSchemer' can inject voice commands to manipulate a smartphone's voice assistant through the magnetic field emitted by an off-the-shelf wireless charger. [.]

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Smashing Security podcast #361: Wireless charging woe, AI romance apps, and ransomware revisited

Graham Cluley

Your smartphone may be toast – if you use a hacked wireless charger, we take a closer look at the latest developments in the unfolding LockBit ransomware drama, and Carole dips her toe into online AI romance apps.


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FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

Krebs on Security

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed fines of more than $200 million against the nation’s four largest wireless carriers for selling access to their customers’ location information without taking adequate precautions to prevent unauthorized access to that data. ” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.),

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Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

Krebs on Security

Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary. Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. AT&T in particular has had a rough month.

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CES 2022: Wireless power for all

We Live Security

We don’t need no stinkin’ wall power as CES shows off the power and promise of usable long-range wireless charging. The post CES 2022: Wireless power for all appeared first on WeLiveSecurity.

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Sierra Wireless Reveals 8 Security Vulnerabilities with ALEOS Devices

Penetration Testing

A new security advisory from Sierra Wireless, one of the leading figures in IoT solutions, reveals eight security vulnerabilities within ALEOS, the operating system powering a range of Sierra Wireless AirLink Routers.

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Wireless Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 Explained

eSecurity Planet

Wireless security is the protection of wireless networks, devices and data from unwanted access and breaches. It involves a variety of strategies and practices designed to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of wireless networks and their resources. What is Wireless Security?