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Exploit revealed for remote root access vulnerability affecting many router models

Back in January 2013, researchers from application security services firm DefenseCode unearthed a remote root access vulnerability in the default installation of some Cisco Linksys (now Belkin) routers. The flaw was actually found in Broadcom’s UPnP implementation used in popular routers, and ultimately the researchers extended the list of vulnerable routers to encompass devices manufactured by the likes of ASUS, D-Link, Zyxel, US Robotics, TP-Link, Netgear, and others. Since there were millions of vulnerable devices … More


Apple patches drive-by Wi-Fi flaw with emergency iOS patch

Less than a week after Apple pushed out iOS 10.3 comes an iOS emergency patch that all iDevice owners should implement as soon a possible. The security note accompanying iOS 10.3.1 says simply that the fixed problem is a stack buffer overflow vulnerability that was addressed through improved input validation, and that it allows an attacker within range to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip. No more details about it were shared, but Gal … More


IoT threats drive global embedded security shipments

With the rise of IoT, pressure to mitigate cyber risks in connected devices is mounting. Though security is a big concern, connected devices from autonomous vehicles to smart home products often lack it, as it is not a feature given great attention during design and manufacturing. ABI Research projects that this is largely due to economies of scale but anticipates that the world will undergo a swift change to better protect these devices as global … More


Google plugs five critical Android vulnerabilities

Google has plugged nine Android security holes with its February Nexus security update. Of these, five are critical, four of high and one of moderate severity. Here’s the complete list: Issue Severity Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver Critical Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Performance Module Critical Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver Critical Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Debugger Daemon Critical … More

Raspberry Pi B+ adds connectivity and power features

Launched today, the new Raspberry Pi B+ board, which marks the first significant change to the credit card-sized computer, is available immediately. Priced at $35, the new board offers more sensors and accessories than ever before, enabling users to build bigger and better projects. Advanced power management and enhanced connectivity make it possible to power four USB accessories such as 2.5 inch hard drive through the device. Up to 1.2A can be delivered to the … More

Week in review: Twitter and NYT hacks, the future of scareware

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Trojan uses anti-spam system to keep in touch with C&C servers Most malware is severely crippled if it can’t contact the C&C servers from which it receives its instructions and updates, so malware authors are constantly coming up with new ways to thwart firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and local gateways blocking such communication. CEO hot seat: Dave Hansen Recently SafeNet announced the … More

Server network virtualization acceleration technology for VXLAN implementations

Broadcom announced its NetXtreme II server network virtualization (NV) acceleration technology for VXLAN implementations, improving server performance by more than 55 percent. Together with Broadcom’s new StrataXGS Trident II Switch Series with Smart NV technology, Broadcom offers the industry’s most complete end-to-end platform solution for VXLAN cloud-scale networks. Virtualized cloud-scale networks with multiple tenants are growing at unprecedented rates while exceeding the limits of existing network architectures. VXLAN innovation addresses this need by decoupling the … More

Belkin releases 802.11ac Wi-Fi dual-band AC+ Gigabit routers

Belkin launched its new line of advanced wireless routers featuring 802.11ac technology for speeds up to three times faster than existing 802.11n technology. Featuring Broadcom’s fifth-generation (5G Wi-Fi) 802.11ac chip technology, the Belkin AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB provide gigabit speeds wirelessly to extend network range and provide more reliable coverage at greater distances. Belkin’s AC routers make it possible to stream more content to multiple devices virtually anywhere in the home. Ideal for smartphones … More

Belkin to release 802.11ac wireless dual-band routers

Belkin announced plans to become one of the first to market with a line of wireless dual-band routers supporting the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. New Belkin products will feature Broadcom’s fifth generation (5G WiFi) 802.11ac chips, which enable speeds up to three times faster than existing 802.11n technology. “802.11ac technology provides the wireless networking backbone needed to reliably handle the increasing amount of mobile devices and streaming content on today’s home networks,” said Mike … More

IEEE 802.3 specifications investigated

IEEE launched a study group to investigate a new PHY (Physical Layer) standard for operating the Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) protocol transparently over coaxial distribution networks. The newly formed IEEE 802.3TM EPON Protocol over Coax (EPoC) Study Group will explore using the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet specifications to significantly boost and broaden the capabilities of Ethernet in existing access networks that currently serve hundreds of millions of residential and business subscribers around the world. IEEE … More

BackTrack 4 R1 Dev public release

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. This is an unofficial build which is meant to help the BackTrack Dev team to assess any hardware incompatibilities with the new kernel. This is NOT an official release, however the authors need your input as to what works and what doesn’t. What’s changed: Updated all packages, manual update of … More

Wi-Fi Alliance Announces a List of WPA Certified Products

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that over 175 wireless products from more than 40 leading manufacturers received the long awaited Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security certification. The infamous Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) was proved to be fundamentally insecure and this finding caused a really negative “marketing” campaign for WLAN adoption. WPA comes to the rescue as a security replacement for WEP. It is recommended that WPA be enabled in wireless LAN applications where data security is … More