CERT advises users to ‘discontinue use’ of two Netgear routers due to major security flaw

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

In a major setback for Netgear, it appears that at least two of its high-end routers may contain a severe security flaw according to an advisory issued by CERT. The vulnerability itself is incredibly easy to leverage and simply relies upon accessing a specially crafted URL in the following format from ...

How Command and Control Servers Remain Resilient

Monday, September 14th, 2015

One of the ways that malware activity on a network is spotted is via the activity of their network activity. However, in many cases this can be difficult to detect: there have been incidents where command-and-control (C&C) servers were able to stay online and pose a problem for many years. ...

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 ...

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hack ...

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 ...

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