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.
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 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.
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).
When the Heartbleed bug hit, companies and customers worldwide scrambled to assess if and how the bug affected them – and, where necessary, take the required steps to recover.
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