Monthly Archives: October 2017

Reliance Jio (4G mobile Internet) hikes its rates

Reliance Jio 4G rates revised from today: Check out the full prepaid, post paid tariffs here, http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/mobile-tabs/reliance-jio-4g-rates-revised-postpaid-prepaid-october-19-4897069/, 19th Oct. 2017. The hikes for regular users is in the following prepaid plans (see http://www.jio.com/en-in/4g-plans): 1) Rs. 399/- 1 GB per day validity … Continue reading

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Jio care/My LYF care responses are confidential; I expect a JioFi 3 WiFi router firmware update over the next few days

I had a few rounds of email exchanges with Jio care/My LYF care on the JioFi 3 WiFi 4G router update for WPA wireless security vulnerability issue mentioned in earlier posts. However, I am not in a position to share … Continue reading

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My view on Times of India article on WPA2 wireless security vulnerability; I plan to continue using JioFi 3 WiFi 4G Internet router for https sites

Thanks to Shri Deepak Bharwani for providing this article link: `Password-locked Wi-Fi prone to cyber attacks’ by Kim Arora, http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31804&articlexml=Password-locked-Wi-Fi-prone-to-cyber-attacks-17102017001050, dated 17th Oct. 2017. Shri Bharwani provided the link in a comment on one of my previous Facebook posts on … Continue reading

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US-CERT releases public vulnerability note on WPA2 wireless security handshake

This post follows up on earlier post today: US CERT advisory on WPA2 wireless security flaw, sent to orgns (not public), https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/us-cert-advisory-on-wpa2-wireless-security-flaw/. US-CERT released this PUBLIC note today: Vulnerability Note VU#228519; Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) handshake traffic can be manipulated … Continue reading

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US CERT advisory on WPA2 wireless security flaw, sent to orgns (not public)

I had planned to do some reading up about security vulnerabilities (and any health issues) related to WiFi. Perhaps in 2011 or so I seriously considered whether I should use WiFi on a regular basis. But at that time I … Continue reading

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Extraordinary low cost 4G smartphone (sub Rs 3000) and low cost 4G Internet access portends very bright outlook on this front for India, and perhaps the world

Note: This post is copy-pasted from another blog of mine here: http://ravisiyermisc.blogspot.in/2017/10/extraordinary-low-cost-4g-smartphone.html. Last updated on 15th Oct. 2017 These past few months seem to be raining bonanzas for Indian customers of low-cost 4G Internet services as well as 4G Internet devices. … Continue reading

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1.78 billion hours of high-speed data (video) and 3.78 billion GB of data consumption, and 2.7 billion Rupees loss for Reliance Jio for this Sept. quarter

A correspondent passed on this article: 178 crore hours of video, 378 crore GB of data behind Reliance Jio’s Rs 271 crore loss, http://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/reliance-industries-q2-resultsreliance-jio-video-playback-data-loss-voice-call-volte-4g/story/262023.html, 13th Oct. 2017 The above article mentions that Reliance Jio reported Rs. 270.59 crore loss during … Continue reading

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A few days back Jio 4G in Puttaparthi was down for at least an hour or two; Used Rs. 4 STV of BSNL 3G Internet to save my blog post

I thought it appropriate to record in this blog where I have been putting up lot of posts about Jio 4G Internet service in Puttaparthi, that a few days back Jio 4G network went down for at least an hour … Continue reading

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JioFi 4G router at band 40 gives good 2 to 5 Mbps speeds but at band 5 occasionally gives poor 500 to 700 Kbps speeds in my Puttaparthi flat

At times the JioFi 3 router provided Internet speed in my flat in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, is in the range of 500 to 700 Kbps. Of course, I am talking of situations where I had/have not crossed my FUP limit … Continue reading

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