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  • Critical flaw on over 12M routers allows device hijacking, network compromise

    19.12.2014

    A critical, easy to exploit vulnerability that opens more than 12 million SOHO routers around the world to remote compromise has been discovered by Check Point researchers.

  • Linksys SOHO router owners urged to patch multiple vulnerabilities

    05.11.2014

    Owners of a number of Linksys small office/home office routers have been urged last week to update their device's firmware in order patch two vulnerabilities, one of which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to read or modify sensitive information on the router, and the other could allow a local attacker to read the device's password file.

  • Orgs choose network performance over security

    29.10.2014

    An alarming number of organizations are disabling advanced firewall features in order to avoid significant network performance degradation, say the results of the Network Performance and Security report unveiled today by McAfee today at the FOCUS 14 conference, which Help Net Security is also attending.

  • Linksys releases high performance 4X4 wireless AC router

    17.10.2014

    Linksys unveiled its first 4x4 Wireless AC router aimed at households with multiple internet users as well as single users who use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming.

  • New Linksys switch compliments WRT router

    15.10.2014

    Linksys announced the Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (SE4008), the first in a lineup of new networking peripherals made to complement the Linksys Wireless-AC Dual Band Wireless Router (WRT1900AC).




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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