Tag: Routers


Cisco warning: These routers running IOS have 9.9/10-severity security flaw

September 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Cisco has disclosed over a dozen high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the widely deployed Cisco IOS and IOS XE network automation software, including a nasty one affecting its industrial routers and grid routers. The company is also warning customers to disable an […]


D-Link agrees to new security monitoring to settle FTC charges

July 3, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement a new security program to settle charges it failed to safeguard its hardware against well-known and preventable hacks and misrepresented its existing security regimen. Tuesday’s agreement settles a 2017 complaint by […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

A sampling of networking gear from CES: TP-Link goes Wi-Fi 6, D-Link goes 5G

January 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The halls of CES might be filled with voice assistants and OLED televisions, but few things make a bigger impact on your day-to-day experience with technology than your networking solution. And there were a bunch of announcements on that front […]


VPNFilter malware infecting 500,000 devices is worse than we thought

June 6, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Two weeks ago, officials in the private and public sectors warned that hackers working for the Russian government infected more than 500,000 consumer-grade routers in 54 countries with malware that could be used for a range of nefarious purposes. Now, […]


100,000-strong botnet built on router 0-day could strike at any time

December 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have used an advanced new strain of the Mirai Internet-of-things malware to quietly amass an army of 100,000 home routers that could be used at any moment to wage Internet-paralyzing attacks, a researcher warned Monday. Botnet operators have been […]


Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years

June 16, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Home routers from 10 manufacturers, including Linksys, DLink, and Belkin, can be turned into covert listening posts that allow the Central Intelligence Agency to monitor and manipulate incoming and outgoing traffic and infect connected devices. That’s according to secret documents […]


Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks

November 29, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Online criminals—at least some of them wielding the notorious Mirai malware that transforms Internet-of-things devices into powerful denial-of-service cannons—have begun exploiting a critical flaw that may be present in millions of home routers. Routers provided to German and Irish ISP […]

State & Local

Network Upgrades Help Oregon Agencies Maintain Productivity

March 10, 2015

Via: itCurated

From the police department to forestry to transportation, just about every agency in the state of Oregon depends heavily on network connectivity to fulfill its mission. Oregon’s IT staff recently conducted a study that found that 70 percent of the […]