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A Sample of Consumer Wi-Fi Use & Security in the UK

Stuart Cunningham, Vic Grout, Bogdan V. Ghita
2009 2009 Seventh Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference  
In this work we find the uptake of wireless networking technology has risen rapidly in recent years and the perceived awareness of security issues has also been heightened.  ...  This paper presents comparisons between previous and new independent studies carried out by two research teams in different areas of England and Wales, in the United Kingdom (UK).  ...  This work presents independent investigations into Wi-Fi use within communities in the UK.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cnsr.2009.66 dblp:conf/cnsr/CunninghamGG09 fatcat:ik2pkwoor5dqvikbmgzkdysn34

Factors influencing users to use unsecured wi-fi networks

Nissy Sombatruang, Lucky Onwuzurike, M. Angela Sasse, Michelle Baddeley
2019 Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks - WiSec '19  
We recruited 71 participants in the UK to install My Wi-Fi Choices, our own Android app, on their mobile device, and run it for three months in the background.  ...  Even though mobile data is now a more secure means to connect to the Internet, and is becoming faster and more affordable, many users continue to use unsecured Wi-Fi.  ...  In the UK, there are nearly 500,000 commercial Wi-Fi hotspots in 2018, a rapid growth of almost 200% from 2013 [17] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/3317549.3323412 dblp:conf/wisec/SombatruangOSB19 fatcat:isdjfrbzp5btravbxan7i2iu24

A survey of mHealth use from a physician perspective in paediatric emergency care in the UK and Ireland

Haiko Kurt Jahn, On behalf of Paediatric Emergency Research United Kingdom and Ireland (PERUKI), Ingo Henry Johannes Jahn, Wilhelm Behringer, Mark D. Lyttle, Damian Roland
2021 European Journal of Pediatrics  
What is Known:• mHealth use by junior doctors and medical students is widespread.• Clinicians' use of instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp is the widespread in the UK and Ireland, in the absence of  ...  Conclusion App use on the personal mobile devices, in the absence of access to institutional devices, was widespread, especially the use of a national formulary app.  ...  Respondents reported variability in provisioned Wi-Fi, with lack of Wi-Fi reported as a barrier to app use.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00431-021-04023-0 pmid:33763717 fatcat:vuqgtckcwzhmrd53cn2ss7xgne


Adrian Mackenzie
2006 Information, Communication & Society  
This paper analyses Wi-Fi, a mundane wireless networking technology, in terms of a cultural flow of meanings concerning movement of people and data.  ...  In relation to Wi-Fi, a particularly important cultural form is a citizenconsumer hybrid.  ...  'Surfers surf while surfing' Intel Corporation, a major manufacturer of wireless networking equipment, promoted Wi-Fi in the UK during 2003 using a hot air balloon in which passengers rode using wireless  ... 
doi:10.1080/13691180601064139 fatcat:fosgo6okjvgt5gssc3n6yny7xe

An initial assessment of cooperative action in Wi-Fi networking

Christian Sandvig
2004 Telecommunications Policy  
This user study considers three cases of cooperative action in the discovery, development, and provision of 802.11 (Wi-Fi) networks: (1) mapping and "Warchalking," (2) open-source portal software, and  ...  In the development of past infrastructures, cooperative and amateur action has been a vehicle for diffusion, experimentation, innovation, popularization, and the provision of new features or services.  ...  The UK portion of this research was made possible by a visiting fellowship from the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2004.05.006 fatcat:ni7fq4gzubgrde65xtypc6oh5u

Sinan Ameen Noman, Malik Qasaimeh, Raad Al-Qassas, Haitham Ameen Noman
2017 Figshare  
The objective of this study that is going to be conducted somewhere in Jordan is to assess the security level in this area and to put a remedy to the weaknesses wherever found.  ...  This paper gives a statistical survey to illustrate the threatening level of such fake access point then to analyze the weaknesses and strengths of security measures in order to raise people awareness  ...  According to XIRRUS Wi-Fi Network, A study in UK has been conducted by XIRRUS Wi-Fi Network [4] , there are 8.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots available in UK.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4668409.v1 fatcat:2ud4ptoxcnb7vlhsxkm3xxzm5a

What is security worth to consumers? Investigating willingness to pay for secure Internet of Things devices

John M. Blythe, Shane D. Johnson, Matthew Manning
2020 Crime Science  
The principle aim of the current paper was to estimate the extent to which consumers are willing to pay for improved security in internet connected products.  ...  This is particularly the case as most devices are developed without security in mind.  ...  The cost of the products used was derived from the average cost of the ten most commonly sold products across four online UK retailers and was specific to the IoT product (Smart Thermostat (£180), Wi-Fi  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40163-019-0110-3 fatcat:kqaspdmco5gbtpiqodp4hfhati

SOFTWARE DEFAULTS AS DE FACTO REGULATION The case of the wireless internet

Rajiv C. Shah, Christian Sandvig
2008 Information, Communication & Society  
This paper presents a large sample behavioral study of how people modify their 802.11 ('Wi-Fi') wireless access points from two distinct sources.  ...  The second is an original wireless survey of portions of three census tracts in Chicago, selected as a diversity sample for contrast in education and income.  ...  at Urbana-Champaign for the collection of wireless data in Chicago.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13691180701858836 fatcat:xzw6offxgnhppgcvkz7bdgptay

Understanding occupancy pattern and improving building energy efficiency through Wi-Fi based indoor positioning

Y. Wang, L. Shao
2017 Building and Environment  
Central to this monitoring study is the Wi-Fi based indoor positioning system based on the measured Wi-Fi devices' number and locations and data mining methods.  ...  An experimental study comprising 24-hour monitoring over 30 full days was conducted in a university library building. Occupancy profiles have been monitored and analysis has been carried out.  ...  We also express great appreciation to the facility manager of the University library, Mr Robin Hunter, for valuable facilitation of the study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.12.015 fatcat:phxygjq76vbgxly5lasnctlzpy

Making The Most Of Wi-Fi: Optimisations For Robust Wireless Live Music Performance

Thomas Mitchell, Sebastian Madgwick, Simon Rankine, Geoffrey Hilton, Adrian Freed, Andrew Nix
2014 Zenodo  
This paper presents our preliminary work optimising the components of a Wi-Fi system for live performance scenarios.  ...  We also propose a set of recommended Wi-Fi configurations to reduce latency and increase throughput.  ...  Wi-Fi systems in performance environments where audience where a is the dimension of the square patch, c is the speed members may be equipped with a plethora of mobile devices  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1178875 fatcat:sseswcepuvfdvgzj2h53hrq3vu

Mobile Computing: An Ubiquitous Approach of Social Marketing for Influential Social Contact Network

Payal Gohel
2020 Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology  
In today's time, use of social media defines an era where billions of users, everyday use the power of social media to get empowered.  ...  Social networks are fundamentally social tools in which people are constantly observing and growing their social network, most social network media depict growth using the degree of point definition, control  ...  is unique to each device. ii) Network ID connected to Wi-Fi Network., iii) Application scan all the available Wi-Fi networks. iv) Wi-Fi access point. v) Same Wi-Fi network can have many router access  ... 
doi:10.51983/ajsat-2020.9.1.1045 fatcat:mtra4brjyjb4zhpobon4up5jqm

3eHouses: A smart metering pilot in UK living labs

S.P. Le Blond, A. Holt, P. White
2012 2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe)  
Otherwise a new router is required at the expense of the project budget. Whilst most participants with Internet had a Wi-Fi router, this set-up is not necessarily a given.  ...  PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE Given that Wi-Fi and ZigBee both use the 2.4 GHz carrier bands the authors half anticipated problems with cross interference.  ... 
doi:10.1109/isgteurope.2012.6465888 dblp:conf/isgteurope/BlondHW12 fatcat:lpuqqnc5djhhvo75eb2qnz3lba

Estimates of the Ambient Population: Assessing the Utility of Conventional and Novel Data Sources

Annabel Whipp, Nicolas Malleson, Jonathan Ward, Alison Heppenstall
2021 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
This research highlights workday population estimates, in conjunction with footfall camera and Wi-Fi sensors data as potentially valuable for building estimates of the ambient population.  ...  It begins with a review of data sources employed in existing studies of the ambient population, followed by preliminary analysis to further explore the utility of each dataset.  ...  Data Availability Statement: The data presented in this study are available on request from the corresponding author. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi10030131 fatcat:7vcc64xssndo5izfrmmh2kg6nu

Government policy and wireless city networks: A comparative analysis of motivations, goals, services and their relation to network structure

Staelensnhove Tomasjn
2007 South African Journal of Information and Communication  
In the third quarter of 2006 Novarum -a US consultancy company - reviewed 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks in 10 US cities.  ...  Using these criteria for the selection of cases means that we don't have a quantitatively representative sample of wireless city networks as a whole.  ... 
doi:10.23962/10539/19789 fatcat:hmrbi37uqjbxxjm2frlymlpuum

Intelligent home automated system

R MF Amin, R FA Yasmin, A. N. Azlina, AB Zanariah, Y Faridah
2019 Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  
For the hardware component Raspberry Pi was used due to its low cost, credit card-sized single-board computer that includes a processor, GPU, RAM and MicroSD as the server.  ...  <p>Home automation system is one of the intelligent systems meant to create new opportunities for industry and business, as well as new experiences for users and consumers.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to express their appreciation to the support and contributions from those who assist in this research directly or indirectly especially final year project's student  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijeecs.v15.i2.pp733-742 fatcat:kknzopu3nbfjtpmle77sakrgaa
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