India s internet landscape has completely changed over the past couple of years. Smartphones and internet access has got cheaper, and it has help to connect the unconnected. However, to introduce the next billion users to the internet, affordability will be key. Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom space by offering affordable internet to the masses,
In an attack, which is threatening to become bigger, researchers found high-severity vulnerabilities in WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II), a popular security protocol used by nearly every router on the planet. The vulnerabilities could potentially allow anyone near your router to eavesdrop on the Wi-Fi traffic being sent through it. Mathy Vanhoef, a security expert at Belgian university KU Leuven, discovered the weakness in the wireless security protocol. The vulnerability affects a number of operating systems and devices, Vanhoef says, including Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys and others.
Feature phones supporting features like Wi-Fi and 4G have been the talk in India for some time now and finally, we have a feature phone support Wi-Fi. Ziox Mobiles, a local feature phone manufacturer, has announced the Ziox S333 Wi-Fi feature phone and as the name suggests, the device supports Wi-Fi connectivity. However, the feature phone does not support the one function that has been much talked about - 4G. The announcement from Ziox comes right before Reliance Jio is expected to announce a Reliance 4G feature phone.
Indians on the web cannot resist free Wi-Fi and 51 percent of them log into public networks as soon as they can spot one, says Norton's latest Wi-Fi Risk Report. About 74 percent of India's public Wi-Fi users believe that their information is safe. And they are willing to follow any instruction like clicking on a link or opening an attachment or watching a video to access free public Wi-Fi.
American aerospace engineering company Honeywell has brought its Connected Aircraft to India as part of its world tour to showcase its aerospace connectivity solutions. The aircraft operated demonstration flights in Mumbai to show its various connectivity solutions, including high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi.
Ransomware and malware programs are growing, the safest of all MacOs are being infected, email client are being hacked, and the list of vulnerabilities is just growing longer. And for the past few months, the WikiLeaks has also been publishing a list of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which it claims belongs to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). And the latest document shared by WikiLeaks, was published on June 15, and it reveals a number of tools that can be used to hack into home Wi-Fi routers.
Though multiple international airline services do offer in-flight services, the same has not been permitted in India owing to multiple security concerns. The Indian airline services have often faced flak for denying what is deemed as a basic service to passengers in modern times. However, there have been constant deliberations with security agencies regarding permitting Indian airlines to allow in-flight Wi-Fi usage.
Lately, people have been fond of streaming porn in most peculiar places. After a recent report of porn streamed at one of the most crowded metro stations in New Delhi, now Mumbai has joined the list as well. In a bizarre discovery, it has been reported that around 10 percent of the three lakh commuters use free Wi-Fi hotspots installed by civic bodies to watch pornographic content.
Google will be collaborating with companies including IBM, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and RailTel to provide Wi-Fi services in Pune as part of the smart city project. To facilitate the project, Google will be deploying its Google Station platform, which features a Wi-Fi network management capability and focuses on providing seamless connectivity at all public places. This will make Pune the first city in the world to get Google Station.
After rolling out Railwire Wi-Fi at Udhagamandalam (Ooty) station today, Google has successfully launched high-speed Internet to 100 of the busiest railway stations across India. According to Google, after the rollout at the 100th railway station in India, over 10 million Indians now have an access to fast Internet. Google says, with over 5 million monthly users, the Google Railtel Wi-Fi has over 15,000 first time users connecting to the network every day.
Facebook is testing a new feature which will allow users to find Wi-Fi hotspots in their vicinity. The feature is currently available in select countries and is only available on Facebook's iOS app for now.
Work on providing WiFi at 400 railway stations across the country would be completed by next year and it will have the fastest speed among public WiFis in the world, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. "We are tying up with Google for providing WiFi at 400 railways stations across the country. We have started with Mumbai Central Station. "As per Google, which is a world's top company, when this work will be completed by next year, this WiFi will have the fastest speed across the world among public WiFi's," Prabhu said, adding that this has been already proved at Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar stations.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday inaugurated 24 hot-spots with 30 WiFi access points in the President's Estate, making it 100 percent WiFi enabled.
Select Delhi Metro stations, including Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat, would soon be WiFi zones, an official said on Wednesday.
India's largest public Wi-Fi provider Ozone Networks has launched a new app called Ozone Connect, which will allow mobile phone users to connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots automatically. With this app, Ozone hopes to increase the number of its Wi-Fi users in India, the Economic Times reports.
The age of over-the-top manifestos and disclaimers are a thing of the past. The citizens are more informed and involved in campaigns, and their voting decisions are not based on historical lineage any more. So when Aam Aadmi Party said that they would provide free Wi-Fi, they literally took them seriously. In what can be considered as a u-turn of sorts, Arvind Kejriwal's party has revealed the terms and conditions of the free Wi-Fi promise, and Delhiites are not happy.
Government is looking for a speedy roll out of wifi services at select public places in top 25 cities with population of over 10 lakh by June 2015.
What if you could download songs or transfer movies at any given location with the help of a 'super Wi-Fi' network that reached your smartphone via TV frequencies?
Put this down to the Narendra Modi effect. Soon, visitors and tourists to the Varanasi ghats and Lucknow's famed Bhool-Bhulaiyyan (maze) will be able to surf the net thanks to Wi-Fi hotspots being created there and at other places in the state at nothing less than breakneck speed.