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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1742 Research on unsecured WiFi networks across the world
The very nature of wireless Wi-Fi networks means that hackers or criminals simply need to be located near an access point in order to eavesdrop and intercept network traffic. Poorly configured access point encryption or services that allow data to be sent without any encryption pose a serious threat to user data.

Confidential data can be protected by encrypting traffic at wireless access points. In fact, this method of protection is now considered essential for all Wi-Fi networks. But what actually happens in practice? Is traffic always encrypted on public Wi-Fi networks? How does the situation differ from country to country? Kaspersky Security Network statistics can answer all these questions. We compared the situation with Wi-Fi traffic encryption in different countries using data from our threat database. We counted the number of reliable and unreliable networks in each country that has more than 10 thousand access points known to us (this obviously excludes Antarctica and other regions where there is not enough data to draw any conclusions).
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#1744 ImageGate - malware in image and graphic files (VIDEO)
#1743 It’s the final countdown for SHA1 SSL certificates
#1742 Research on unsecured WiFi networks across the world
#1741 This cheap and nasty ransomware will try to encrypt files across your network and removable drives
#1740 New decryption tool for Crysis ransomware
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