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 ...

WPA2 wireless security cracked

Friday, March 21st, 2014

There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended as a way to keep intruders away from private networks. Now, a new study published ...

Security vulnerabilities found in 80% of best-selling SOHO wireless routers

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Tripwire has analyzed the security provided by the most popular wireless routers used in many small and home offices and found that 80 percent of Amazon’s top 25 best-selling SOHO wireless router models have security vulnerabilities. Of these vulnerable models, 34 percent have publicly documented exploits that make it relatively simple ...

Belkin WeMo smart home networks in danger of hacks

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Smart home networks are rapidly gaining popularity, but some security experts worry that not enough encryption controls are coming with the products. Security firm IOActive released an advisory (PDF) on Tuesday saying more than half a million Belkin WeMo devices are susceptible to widespread hacks. The firm uncovered several vulnerabilities in these devices, ...

Exploit released for vulnerability targeted by Linksys router worm

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Technical details about a vulnerability in Linksys routers that's being exploited by a new worm have been released Sunday along with a proof-of-concept exploit and a larger than earlier expected list of potentially vulnerable device models. Last week, security researchers from the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center identified a self-replicating malware ...