Find out if you are affected by DNS Leaks

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Whenever you use anonymity or privacy solutions to protect your Internet traffic from being snooped on or to bypass censorship and location-based restrictions, you need to make sure data about your actual location in the world or underlying system does not leak. A basic recent example is WebRTC, a new technology ...

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 ...

Spam Uses Default Passwords to Hack Routers

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

In case you needed yet another reason to change the default username and password on your wired or wireless Internet router: Phishers are sending out links that, when clicked, quietly alter the settings on vulnerable routers to harvest online banking credentials and other sensitive data from victims. Sunnyvale, Calif. based security firm Proofpoint said it recently ...

D-Link routers vulnerable to DNS hijacking

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

At least one and likely more D-Link routers as well as those of other manufacturers using the same firmware are vulnerable to remote changing of DNS settings and, effectively, traffic hijacking, a Bulgarian security researcher has discovered. Todor Donev, a member of the Ethical Hacker research team, says that ...

More than 24M home routers enabling DNS amplification DDoS attacks

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Tens of millions of the home routers we rely on everyday for internet access are enabling Domain Name System (DNS) based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and owners may never even know it, according to research by DNS software provider Nominum. Working collaboratively with the Open Resolver Project, Nominum learned that open ...

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