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  • New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

    In yet another testament of the awful state of home router security, a group of security researchers uncovered more than 60 vulnerabilities in 22 router models from different vendors, most of which were distributed by ISPs to customers.

    Written by Lucian Constantin02 June 15 22:05
  • Fifteen new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

    Routers appear to be as insecure as ever, after hackers successfully compromised five popular wireless models during a contest at the DefCon 22 security conference, reporting 15 new vulnerabilities to affected vendors.

    Written by Lucian Constantin13 Aug. 14 04:10
  • Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors

    The first large-scale analysis of a fundamental type of software known as firmware has revealed poor security practices that could present opportunities for hackers probing the "Internet of Things."

    Written by Jeremy Kirk12 Aug. 14 12:06
  • Netgear patch said to leave backdoor problem in router

    The security researcher who identified an admin backdoor in a range of routers last year has found that Netgear's patches don't adequately address the security issue.

    Written by Lucian Constantin23 April 14 23:50
  • Exploit released for vulnerability targeted by Linksys router worm

    Technical details about a vulnerability in Linksys routers that's being exploited by a new worm have been released Sunday along with a proof-of-concept exploit and a larger than earlier expected list of potentially vulnerable device models.

    Written by Lucian Constantin17 Feb. 14 11:46
  • Worm 'TheMoon' infects Linksys routers

    A self-replicating program is infecting Linksys routers by exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability in various models from the vendor's E-Series product line.

    Written by Lucian Constantin14 Feb. 14 12:59
  • Steve Ford steps up to lead Belkin in New Zealand

    Components vendor Belkin has appointed industry veteran Steve Ford as its new country sales manager. He replaces Matthew Simpson who left the company on March 31 to spend more time with his family.
    Ford was most recently sales and marketing manager at Edtech, but is well known for his previous roles as general manager of Renaissance’s Apple division, which he held until 2007, and his three years as country manager for Toshiba.

    Written by Hamish Barwick15 April 10 22:00