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 ...

Hackers put security tool that finds payment card data into their arsenal

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Like a crowbar, security software tools can be used for good and evil. Bootleg versions of a powerful tool called "Card Recon" from Ground Labs, which searches for payment card data stored in the nooks and crannies of networks, have been appropriated by cybercriminals. This month, the security companies Trend Micro and ...

The Heartbleed Bug

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging ...