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Sky Broadband firmware update bricks routers using third-party DNS settings

Some Sky Broadband users are experiencing problems with the latest firmware update that was rolled out to their routers.


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Unpatched D-Link routers targeted in malicious DNS hijacking campaign

Cybercriminals have been hacking into home routers for the last three months, meddling with DNS settings to redirect users surfing the web towards malicious websites.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


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Germany proposes security guidelines for routers, but not everybody is happy

The German government has published draft guidelines on how it believes broadband routers should be secured. But some people think more could be done.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.


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Spam-spewing IoT botnet infects 100,000 routers using five-year-old flaw

Security researchers are warning that a botnet has been exploiting a five-year-old vulnerability to hijack home routers over the last couple of months.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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VPNFilter botnet has hacked 500,000 routers. Reboot and patch now!

At least half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries around the world have been infected by a sophisticated botnet, in preparation for an alleged planned cyber attack on Ukraine.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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800,000 DrayTek routers at risk of DNS hijacking attack – update your firmware!

Got a DrayTek router? Take steps now to ensure that you aren’t the victim of a DNS hijack.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


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Flawed routers with hardcoded passwords were manufactured by firm that posed ‘national security risk’ to UK

Researchers discovered it was possible to compromise Hyperoptic’s ZTE-manufactured routers simply by tricking an intended victim into clicking on a malicious link.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Satori botnet rears its head, exploiting IoT vulnerabilities

A new IoT botnet has quietly hijacked more than 100,000 routers, readying them for paralysing distributed denial-of-service attacks against websites.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


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Dnsmasq vulnerability puts home routers and IoT devices at risk

Vulnerability researchers at Google have uncovered exploitable software flaws in code running on internet-connected devices that could allow a malicious hacker to run remotely any code of their choosing.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.


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Spiderman pleads guilty to knocking 900,000 German broadband routers offline

It seems that Spiderman is in a spot of trouble, tangled in a web of his own making.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

Virgin Media, a leading provider of internet, TV, and phone services in Britain, is urging customers to reset the passwords on their routers.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


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Got one of these 20+ models of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers? Bad news. 10 security holes discovered

Linksys is working on a firmware update for 10 security vulnerabilities affecting its “Smart” Wi-Fi series of routers.

David Bisson reports.


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tripwire.com

Hacked home routers are trying to brute force their way into WordPress websites

Malicious hackers are seizing control of poorly-protected home routers, and commanding them to launch attacks designed to brute force their way into WordPress websites.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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British man arrested after 900,000 broadband routers knocked offline in Germany

A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Luton airport in connection with a massive internet attack that disrupted telephone, television and internet services in Germany last November.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Netgear releases firmware updates for vulnerable routers

Netgear releases patches for serious vulnerability that allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on affected routers.


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