Y-router configuration adds additional security to your home network

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

I'm helping someone reconfigure their home network and realized that I never posted about the Y-router configuration.  Most folks have a home modem that is leased from their ISP and most of these newer modems have built-in router functionality and provide both LAN and WLAN connectivity, but this modem is ...

NetUSB vulnerability leaves millions of routers open to attack

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise them. The vulnerability is located in a service called NetUSB, which lets devices connected over USB to a computer be shared with other machines on a local network or the Internet. The ...

New router DNS attack delivers porn and game ads on mainstream websites

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Of all the various malware attack vectors, hacking a person’s router is one of the most effective. A new report from Ara Labs highlights how router attacks have evolved in recent years, and details a new method of serving unwanted advertising via intercepted Google Analytics information. When evil routers attack The reason ...

How to Ensure Your Home Router Has the Latest Security Updates

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Keeping your home router updated is a crucial part of staying secure. Shellshock affected a number of routers, and we’ve also seen routers hacked and turned into botnets. Home router security is notoriously poor. You should ensure your router is getting security updates, too. Depending on your router, you may have to do this ...

Badly secured routers leave 79 percent of US home networks at risk of attack

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

As many as four out of five internet-connected households in the US could be at risk of attack through their wireless router. This is among the findings of a study by security specialist Avast which found that more than half of all home routers are poorly protected using default or easily ...