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What is Azurewave Device?

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The rate of spread for connected devices has increased at a ridiculous pace over the last few years and amog them, Azurewave devices keep on appearing in our domestic network. Internet-of-Things (IOT) is now part of our daily activities and the number of devices that can be automated is endless. The technology is Wi-Fi driven, meaning that it’s essential for the devices to be constantly connected to the internet via a router.

Azurewave Technology consistently provides Wi-Fi modules and solutions for desktop Pc and IoT devices. Many partner companies that produce IoT devices are leveraging the quality of their wireless modules. They install them directly in devices such as laundries or air conditioners turning regular, offline, electronical home appliances into smart devices that you can easily control via your mobile. Once installed, these devices are usually visible on the network with the name of the manufacturer, e.g. Azurewave.

You can also install Azurewave modules in DIY automation projects. You can connect up to six wireless tools using Azurewave products. They make amazing small devices and modules within their unit. Azurewave modules are improved through computerized processing, making them applicable for wireless purposes or Wi-Fi on most devices.

This article will provide comprehensive details about Azurewave devices and products. Read on below to find out more about Azurewave Devices.

A Guide on Azurewave Devices

In 2005, Azurewave was firstly founded as a company leading in providing software solutions, production, and design. Since then, their manufacturing process mainly focuses on producing home appliances, laptops, automotive appliances, personal computers, and much more. Taiwan is the headquarters of the company.

The wireless modules produced by Azurewave technology are highly compatible with a lot of devices. Over the years, they produced various products such as wireless modules, remote modules, camera modules, and others but the most common and recent modules are wifi, a digital camera, and Bluetooth.

Why use Azurewave devices? Here are four reasons why it is preferable to use these devices:

  1. Spatial propagation
  2. They support various Network Bandwidth
  3. Spatial stream transmission
  4. Short guard breach of 400ns

You can get these devices in various products, such as Wi-Fi, DTV, GPS, Bluetooth, and camera modules.

Azurewave technology is an image processing and wireless solution that offers different devices. Most businesses and households use Azurewave modules as well as their devices and products.

Some of the devices using their modules include:

  • DTV
  • Cameras
  • PC
  • Laptops
  • Mobile Phones
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Home Automation System

Azurewave Modules

Azurewave technology offers different modules you can use at home or in your business.

Here are some of the best modules they provide:

Camera Modules

Azurewave technology released its 360 underlying panomorph excellent camera. It became the answer for cell phones, consecutive cameras, activities cameras, as well as other photographing gadgets.

Similarly, an extraordinary 360 encounter requires unique and quality pictures. Azurewave confirmed that all their gadgets or items using their proprietary Panomorph camera procedure would make recordings of 360 for spilling live on various web-based media.

The focal points of the 360 panomorph camera are the only focal points that produce extraordinary quality in an exact configuration perfect for mobile phones.

Remote Modules

The company also provides wifi models like WLAN and WPAN and Bluetooth models such as WWAN modules applicable to different applications.

Some modules involve MM.2 1216 and M.2 1630/2230, which are patch-down and attachment modules. It also contains IoTModule, a type bind below module for wifi or Bluetooth, sound or voice SoM, and the SiPMolding Modules.

It can include programming or application or winding down capacities from other application processors.

Other modules may include:

  • IoT Module for Providing Service 

If you are working on a device or project based on IoT, you need to use a wireless module for your project to connect with a cloud server.

Most developers use AWS cloud while using IoT models. However, if you want the best and fastest connectivity while using the AWS cloud, you need their IOT wireless module.

It would help if you used IOT modules because they will offer long-lasting and stable connections with zero interruptions. AWS cloud allows you to connect different OIT devices simultaneously.

  • MCU Modules 

We are now in the modern age, and if you want your home to be completely automated without having to replace your home appliance, you need to check out Azurewave technology.

Azurewave provides a microprocessor unit that converts all your devices into IoT devices using wifi.

You can change your old devices such as cameras and hone and make them new. MCU contains two units: AW-CU427-P and AW-CU300. You can use both with or without a host.

How’s Azurewave Products Security?

Products from Azurewave technology work best while using IEEE 802. 1li, which works well with 64-bit and 128-bit and also encryption of WPA or WPA2. Azurewave products are not linked with security.

WEP is denounced by those who aren’t aware.

You may be curious why the device is fragile and insecure when attacked. For this reason, WPA 2 is quickly replacing WPA 3 in the networking sector.

The main challenge facing these products is that Azurewave cannot sustain data encryption, particularly the 256-bit, one of the most secure groups.

Conclusion

Lastly, azurewave is the best company supplying production, image processing, wireless, design, and software devices in the technology market.

This company has worked with different technology like Glasswire to bring you the best wireless devices. Azurewave technology provides camera and wifi solutions for mobiles and pc. All these products serve you in different ways.

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Is it safe to do banking on phones? by Chris Taylor

About Chris Taylor:  Chris is on the Community Review Board for SANS’s OUCH! (the security awareness newsletter designed for everyone), has given over 470 computer-related presentations at the Ottawa Public Library, and is President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

I sometimes get asked if it is safe to do banking on phones. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as 100% security. It is always good to assess risks in any activity on a computer, be it a desktop computer or a phone. There are three main threats I can think of when it comes to online banking from your phone: keystroke loggers, man-in-the-middle attacks, and shoulder-surfers.

Keystroke logger

The risk is that an attacker has managed to get malware installed on your computer and they are tracking every keystroke you enter—including your account number and password—as you log onto your banking site.

Note that the risk is not unique to phones. It exists whether you are on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. From Microsoft’s 10 Immutable Laws of Security: Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it’s not your computer anymore. The best way to mitigate this risk is to do everything reasonable to prevent a keystroke logger from being installed. I recommend people only obtain phone apps from approved stores (Play Store for Android, App Store for iOS), and only install apps that have been around for more than a couple of months. While not a guarantee that an app is malware-free, it certainly helps.

And—preaching to the choir here—use a program like GlassWire on your Windows PC. Set the firewall section to Ask to Connect and turn on Automatically analyze all apps with network activity with VirusTotal. When a new program tries to access the network, you can see if the dozens of anti-malware programs at VirusTotal think it is clean.

Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack

In a MITM attack, the attacker hosts a Wi-Fi hotspot with the same name as the hotspot run by a legitimate organization such as your favourite coffee shop. If you connect to the attacker’s access point, all your traffic goes through their computer and is then automatically passed on to the destination server you are communicating with. End-to-end encryption normally prevents the attacker from seeing the traffic, but it is possible for the attacker to establish an encrypted session between you and them and re-encrypt the data under a separate encrypted session between them and the destination server. In this manner, they can see all the unencrypted traffic.

This is one area where using a bank’s app is probably more secure that using your web browser to do online banking. It is far easier for the bank to build defences into their app to guard against man-in-the-middle attacks.

You can also mitigate MITM attacks by ensuring you are not connected on Wi-Fi and use the mobile network instead. While a malicious IMSI-catcher could intercept your phone signal, that only intercepts texts and phone calls, not data streams.

Another mitigation against MITM attacks is to use a VPN. By using a VPN, you establish an encrypted tunnel between your computer and the VPN server. The MITM attacker has no access to the unencrypted data. You are transferring your trust to the VPN operator, who is presumably more worthy of trust than someone who sets up a rogue WiFi hotspot!

Shoulder surfers

In this risk, someone nearby watches as you log onto your bank site and notes the account number and password as you type them in.

This is probably the easiest to guard against. Simply looking around is often enough. But it is possible for cameras to be watching as well, and these may not be as easy to spot.

Some password managers can automatically logon to sites for you, removing the need to manually enter your account number and password, and foiling a shoulder surfer.

Multi-factor authentication is also a good defence. In that case, simply knowing your account number and password is not enough; you also need your device or your biometrics. Your bank’s app may also have safeguards tying it to your phone.

Bottom line

Overall, I think the risk of banking on phones is pretty low. You can probably minimize the risk by using your bank’s app and—as always—keeping your phone free from malware. And don’t forget to have strong authentication to access your phone and always keep it under your control.

I would be happy if anyone has other ideas when it comes to any of my articles. I consider myself knowledgeable, but I don’t claim to be an expert. Please add your thoughts through the comment field.

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Firewall for network, improve your security with Glasswire

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A firewall for your network

Why installing a firewall for network? The global business world is spending hundreds of billions of dollars every year on acquiring and evolving their assets to digital. Figures say the rate is rapidly growing and will quickly reach 3 trillion dollars per year by 2025. 

With digital assets at the core of most businesses, sound network infrastructure is key to avoiding nasty surprises while keeping your revenue stream high.

A firewall is a fundamental security measure that creates a barrier between your network of devices and the external network. In doing so, it protects you against external threats such as malware and hackers trying to gain access to your data and system.

Adopting one is ultimately the first quick win for your network to be safe.

What can a firewall do for your network safety?

Firewalls come with a set of perks and enhance your network health and security.

Find below a list of major benefits of adopting a firewall solution.

  1. Monitor data flow

Trojans and other malware silently sit on the back of your computer, exchanging data with malicious actors through your wi-fi. The first action a user can take is to monitor where the data goes and comes from and its volume, in real-time. 

GlassWire is working on a brand new feature able to compare the single user data for each app with a benchmark average obtained from its user base.

This will highlight suspicious activity such as anomalies in the volumes of data exchanged, and let the user block the jeopardizing piece of software with a single click.

  1. Local access control

Adopting a firewall for the home network is the first-tier security line against cyber attacks. Monitoring wouldn’t be enough if not matched with the capability to control single app behaviors and secure your endpoint. A firewall should provide you with the ability to allow or deny your apps from exchanging data. Taking control over all the hosts and services that want to access your computer is underrated but is actually among the most powerful features in terms of security. 

A firewall allows you to customize a rule set for content filtering, thus allowing you to lock down the internet connection against unwanted packets of data. The simplest yet the most effective anti-malware.

  1. Remote access control

Taking care of security is pretty straightforward when you own just a single computer or a local network. It’s indeed as simple as installing a firewall for the internal network and a malware detector. Things get way more complicated if you own remote-connected devices. 

In fact, one of the best features a firewall can provide is the ability to track the apps and services running on a number of devices connected remotely. You could then block those services individually and have control over the data flows they exchange.

  1. Prevent virus attacks and hacking

Threats in the digital ecosystem are basically everywhere. Tuning your firewall for network security may prevent a virus from entering your computer and hackers from forcing your defenses. It may seem simplistic, but the very first line of defense comes from technology as simple as a filter, a firewall. 

By only admitting the desired data, you could drastically improve your level of security. It’s no news that the concept of a firewall applies also to humans, where a person himself acts as a filter in disclosing certain information.

The 5 Types of Firewall

If every firewall has its own architecture, is important to highlight the 5 main technologies on which they build.

  1. Packet filtering firewall

This technology acts at the junction points between devices, such as modems and computers, and filters data packets according to certain rules. If a packet doesn’t pass the rules (IP address, packet type, port number, etc…) is simply blocked. 

  1. Circuit-level gateway

The circuit-level gateway acts at the very beginning of a TCP connection, allowing only legitimate sessions. They filter out traffic that doesn’t respect established network protocols such as TCP handshakes and session initiation messages.

  1. Application-level gateway (aka proxy firewall)

An Application-level gateway constitutes the only entry and exit point between the network and the device. It filters data by a number of characteristics such as the service for which they are intended, the destination port, and the HTTP request string.

  1. Stateful inspection firewall

More complex technology is one of the so-called stateful inspection firewalls, not only matching each packet with a set of rules but also checking whether the packets are part of a certain network session or not.

If on the one hand, this is way more effective in terms of security, on the other hand, it requires more computational resources, resulting in less network performance.

  1. Next-generation firewall (NGFW)

Next-generation firewalls are powerful software leveraging a variety of deep packet inspection (DPI), antivirus, and malware filtering. Moreover, they validate the packets after being assembled over a web browsing session, filtering out packets that don’t constitute a legitimate HTML-formatted response.

New cybersecurity challenges

New habits like remote working and cyber threats raising at large pose new cyber security challenges. Working remotely from home with a company device, for example, creates a new vulnerability scenario, that a malicious actor could take advantage of.

A home network may easily constitute a vulnerable company entry point and this is the reason for an endpoint cybersecurity solution on both personal and company devices.

Adopting firewall software for the home network will result in better protection for personal and business computers.

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