Computer

How to buy a Wi-Fi router

Wireless routers are everywhere. Nearly every house, apartment, business, and sketchy van parked down by the river has one. A functional wireless router allows you to easily connect your computer to a broadband internet service so you can share data files and stream media between mobile/Wi-Fi devices. Although you could opt for a wired router, […]

Gears & Gadgets

iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

Enlarge / That’s a lot of screen. Samuel Axon Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all. Oh, and exploits were wormable—meaning radio-proximity exploits could […]

Computer

The best Wi-Fi 6 routers

The standard for Wi-Fi routers has been “ac” for years, to indicate the latest protocol and compatibility with all the new mobile devices. Now a brand new standard has appeared, “802.11ax” or “Wi-Fi 6,” which means a whole new crop of routers is here. That’s good news! Wi-Fi 6 promises new speeds, fewer problems, and […]