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  • Netgear router exploit detected

    10/09/2015 10:56:42 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 October 2015 | Chris Baraniuk, Technology reporter
    A security researcher in the US has said his Netgear router was hacked after attackers exploited a flaw in the machine. Joe Giron told the BBC that he discovered altered admin settings on his personal router on 28 September. The compromised router was hacked to send web browsing data to a malicious internet address. Netgear says the vulnerability is "serious" but affects fewer than 5,000 devices. Mr Giron found that the Domain Name System (DNS) settings on his router had been changed to a suspicious IP address. "Normally I set mine to Google's [IP address] and it wasn't that, it...
  • FCC Rules Endanger Open Source Wireless Router Firmware

    09/29/2015 10:36:27 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 22 replies
    The VAR Guy ^ | 28 September 2015 | Christopher Tozzi
    Open source wireless router firmware may become tougher to install in the United States, if not illegal. That's if device manufacturers interpret new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules involving radio frequencies to mean that user-modified software should be banned. The rules require manufacturers of wireless routers to "implement security features in any digitally modulated devices capable of operating in any of the U-NII bands, so that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified."In non-geek terms, that means users shouldn't be able to change their routers's radio frequencies,...
  • Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

    05/20/2015 9:48:26 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 13 replies
    ITworld.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lucian Constantin
    Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise them. The vulnerability is located in a service called NetUSB, which lets devices connected over USB to a computer be shared with other machines on a local network or the Internet via IP (Internet Protocol). The shared devices can be printers, webcams, thumb drives, external hard disks and more. NetUSB is implemented in Linux-based embedded systems, such as routers, as a kernel driver. The driver is developed by Taiwan-based KCodes Technology. Once enabled, it opens a server that listens on TCP...
  • Dangerous 'Misfortune Cookie' flaw discovered in 12 million home routers

    12/19/2014 9:29:02 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    PCWorld ^ | December 19, 2014 | By John E. Dunn
    Researchers at Check Point have discovered a serious security vulnerability affecting at least 12 million leading-brand home and SME routers that appears to have gone unnoticed for over a decade. Dubbed the ’Misfortune Cookie’ flaw, the firm plans to give a detailed account of the issue at a forthcoming security conference but in the meantime it’s important to stress that no real-world attacks using it have yet been detected. That said, an attacker exploiting the flaw would be able to monitor all data travelling through a gateway such as files, emails and logins and have the power to infect connected...
  • Toss routers with hardcoded passwords, expert says

    08/28/2014 3:30:05 AM PDT · by palmer · 24 replies
    Network World ^ | Aug 27, 2014 4:26 AM PT | Antone Gonsalves
    Sometimes it is best to toss security-challenged technology, and that's the recommendation experts are giving to small businesses using a flawed router from a China-based manufacturer. Trend Micro reported this week that routers sold under the brand name of Netcore in China and Netis outside of the country contained a "backdoor" that could be easily accessed by a hacker to monitor Internet traffic. ...
  • Tech Question - Need Input About Dual Wan Routers

    06/09/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT · by The Louiswu · 11 replies
    Me ^ | 6/9/2014 | The Louiswu
    I have a client that has 2 ISP's, Frontier and Mediacom and is running POS/Credit Card machines through the Frontier service primarily, however Frontier goes out from time to time so they would like to be able to switch to the Mediacom service easily and quickly during those down times. Question, is a dual wan router the best answer to this issue? Thanks for the input.
  • Need help with network

    03/12/2013 8:22:38 AM PDT · by tayper · 19 replies
    I need help choosing a Router. I don’t know that much about them. I now have a wired router and want to replace it with wireless but boy is it confusing. All help appreciated.
  • A tech-vanity -- connecting a macbook to cisco router

    06/14/2012 3:38:09 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 40 replies
    self ^ | 06142012 | me
    Well, I'm clearly approaching desperation, or I wouldn't be posting something like this. OTOH, if help doesn't appear on FR, it might not be had anywhere. So here's the situation: I installed a brandy-new Cisco router (E1200) for a client who uses an ancient Macbook. Many pages load fine but Google -- the one that matters for her because she uses Gmail -- times out or takes many minutes to load. It's not unheard of -- I've found it brought up on different help forums but there seems to be no consensus on the fix and, disappointingly, no accountability whatsoever...
  • Netgear Wireless Router Problem

    11/24/2011 10:52:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Self | November 24, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I seem to be having a problem with my Netgear Router. It is over 3 years old and was given to me by a friend. Anyway, not problems with it UNTIL today. My wife's computer in the other room won't receive the signal. I switched computers and mine won't receive the signal either so the problem isn't her computer. Also her computer was picking up signals from other wireless sources in the neighborhood. While my computer is attached by wire to the router it works fine even when I switch to wireless. But when not attached directly it doesn't pick...
  • How to boost your WiFi signal with a beer can (with Photos! you boozehounds)

    09/11/2011 7:55:24 PM PDT · by max americana · 54 replies · 1+ views
    the chive ^ | Septe 11, 2011 | chiv
    I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. These instructions came to me via The Chive and i think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can. More than...
  • Having trouble getting online with more then one computer via Westell router. (vanity)

    08/31/2010 6:38:15 AM PDT · by GregB · 33 replies
    I have 2 computers and one laptop hooked up to Verizon DSL via my Westell 327 router. I am using XP Pro.
  • Web attack knows where you live

    08/03/2010 1:58:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 33+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/3/10
    One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home, a security expert has shown. The attack, thought up by hacker Samy Kamkar, exploits shortcomings in many routers to find out a key identification number. It uses this number and widely available net tools to find out where a router is located. Demonstrating the attack, Mr Kamkar located one router to within nine metres of its real world position.
  • "Millions" Of Home Routers Vulnerable To Web Hack

    07/16/2010 9:38:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies · 3+ views
    Forbes ^ | 13 July 2010 | Andy Greenberg
    The upcoming Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas offers an annual parade of security researchers revealing new ways to break various elements of the Internet. But few of the talks have titles quite as alarming as one on this year's schedule: "How to Hack Millions of Routers."Craig Heffner, a researcher with Maryland-based security consultancy Seismic, plans to release a software tool at the conference later this month that he says could be used on about half the existing models of home routers, including most Linksys, Dell, and Verizon Fios or DSL versions. Users who connect to the Internet through...
  • Does NAT Add Any Additional Security on my Wireless Router? (Tech Vanity)

    05/22/2010 9:39:06 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies · 656+ views
    5/21/2010 | Me
    I have an old WRT54G wireless Linksys Router. All my computers go through this to connect to the net. I have access restriction turned on with a list of the MAC addresses of my 5 computers and IP range. Do I need NAT checked and does this add any extra security? At least 2 computers are being used at anytime by us. 3 use XP and the other 2 us W7. All have the Comodo Firewall.
  • Space-based router promises more reliable communications

    01/22/2010 2:09:05 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 423+ views
    GCN ^ | 1/15/2010 | Kathleen Hickey
    The first IP router on a commercial satellite has successfully passed its in-orbit test, moving the military and commercial customers closer to an era of faster satellite communications. The Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) technology is expected to reduce latency and increase efficiency, said Steven Boutelle, vice president of Cisco Global Government Solutions Group. Boutelle, who served as the U.S. Army’s chief information officer prior to joining Cisco, said IRIS can route data to multiple ground receivers in a single step, eliminating the need to double-hop to a teleport, reducing latency and increasing transponder utilization. The router and modem software...
  • WiFi for passive-aggressives

    01/06/2010 8:40:59 AM PST · by Dacula · 22 replies · 1,366+ views
    passiveaggressivenotes.com ^ | 12-30-09 | passiveaggressivenotes
    When even leaving a note is too direct…you folks with wireless networks still named “linksys” or “trendnet” are clearly missing out on a priceless opportunity to pi$$ off your neighbors.
  • My router / ethernet switch stopped working last night

    10/23/2009 7:19:59 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 78 replies · 2,253+ views
    Vanity | 10/23/2009 | Paleo Conservative
    My router / ethernet switch stopped working last night. How do I fix it? I was surfing the web last night when all of a sudden I couldn't reload several web pages. I restarted the cable modem, but that didn't fix the problem. I then noticed that the network icon had an "X" on it. The diagnostic program suggested I might have an unplugged network cable. I checked another computer on the network, and it wasn't connected either. I then tested the internet connection by connecting the cable modem directly to the computer, and it worked.
  • A Radical New Router

    07/13/2009 7:01:51 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 41 replies · 1,610+ views
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | July 2009 | Lawrence G. Roberts
    The Internet is broken. I should know: I designed it. In 1967, I wrote the first plan for the ancestor of today’s Internet, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, or ARPANET, and then led the team that designed and built it. The main idea was to share the available network infrastructure by sending data as small, independent packets, which, though they might arrive at different times, would still generally make it to their destinations. The small computers that directed the data traffic—I called them Interface Message Processors, or IMPs—evolved into today’s routers, and for a long time they’ve kept up...
  • Stealth Router-Based Botnet WOrm "psyb0t" (long title shortened)

    03/23/2009 7:13:57 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies · 1,551+ views
    DroneBL ^ | Mar 23, 2009 | (none given)
    DroneBL DNS Blacklist service: We have come across a botnet worm spreading around called "psyb0t". It is notable because, according to my knowledge, it: is the first botnet worm to target routers and DSL modems contains shellcode for many mipsel devices is not targeting PCs or servers uses multiple strategies for exploitation, including bruteforce username and password combinations harvests usernames and passwords through deep packet inspection can scan for exploitable phpMyAdmin and MySQL servers
  • [Vanity] Suggestions for a Wireless N home mediaserver ROUTER

    03/16/2009 3:53:09 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 23 replies · 950+ views
    underwater basket weaving undergrad | mar 16 2009 | JerseyHighlander
    Hello Freepers, This is a vanity. I was asked to set up a wireless N wireless home office router that can be used with a soon to be bought/built media server or network storage device. I have no experience with Wireless N, nor with home media servers. So I have a two part question: 1. What is the best router out there for the price? The home will have 2 wired PCs, a wireless printer, some WiFi/bluetooth PDAs, and several laptops. 2. There is also an old P4 conroe PC that I can use as a media server, but only...
  • OUESTION: ZoneAlarm® Secure Wireless Router Z100G

    07/27/2008 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies · 1,312+ views
    My Brother who works for ADT ^ | July 27, 2008 | Yosemitest
    What do you think of this router, printer server, and firewall? I need a wireless router for a laptop with DSL service, 2 old printers, and a portable printer (USB)? Frequently Asked QuestionsZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G Discussion ForumZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z110G - Is It Worth The Price? (post March 19, 2007) Other thoughts are a Belkin F5D8230-4 and a Belkin F5D7230-3.
  • RSA Conference: Web Page Can Take Over Your Router

    04/07/2008 11:12:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 85+ views
    PCWorld.com (excerpt) ^ | April 7, 2008
    Excerpt - Researcher Dan Kaminsky tomorrow will show attendees of the RSA security conference how a Web-based attack could be used to seize control of certain routers. Kaminsky has spent the past year studying how design flaws in the way that browsers work with the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) can be abused in order to get attackers behind the firewall. But at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, he will demonstrate how this attack would work on widely used routers, including those made by Cisco's Linksys division and D-Link. The technique, called a DNS rebinding attack, would work on...
  • Need help with my wireless router

    08/06/2007 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 19 replies · 376+ views
    08/06/2007 | me
    I accidently made my wireless router "secure" which I did not want to do. The only being who might want to use my signal would be a deer or turkey. Or maybe a coyote. Anyway, how do I "un-enable" the security feature? Do I need to delete the software and reload it? TIA
  • Need some help securing a wireless router

    06/13/2007 10:02:39 PM PDT · by GB · 11 replies · 361+ views
    Brother Freepers, I've gotten some great help on computer-related issues here before, so I'm turning to you for assistance again.
  • Need some help setting up wireless network

    07/02/2006 10:57:22 AM PDT · by GB · 25 replies · 748+ views
    Brother Freepers, after eight years online at home (joined this place about the same time), all on dial-up, we're finally getting into the 21st century and going broadband with cable Internet.I got a great online deal which includes a discounted rate for six months, free (after rebates) modem and router and cash back.The modem and router arrived in only two days, and Comcast is supposed to be out on Wednesday to set this up. I think I could actually set the modem up to the computer, etc., I just don't want to fool with splitting my cable line to get...
  • Trying to set up a home network

    09/06/2005 5:52:41 PM PDT · by Tennessee_Bob · 38 replies · 1,041+ views
    Me, myself, and I | 09/06/2005 | Tennessee_Bob
    Ok, let me get a couple critical things out of the way first. Yes, I am logged in. Never met a moose. I don't have a sister. I do like cheese. I am not running CP/M. I have Googled this. I'm pretty sure it's Bush's fault. I hope I got everything out of the way, but I'm sure if I didn't, it will be pointed out in a bold, 24 point font. Yesterday, I had two machines, one running XP Home, one running Win2k. After fixing a friend of mine's computer (why is it that the only time women ever...
  • CA: S.J. to save millions with Nortel contract (Cisco out, Nortel in at new Civic Center)

    02/11/2005 3:18:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/10/05 | Aaron C. Davis
    San Jose will save millions of dollars, getting a substantially more robust computer network at a lower cost after city leaders were forced to fairly bid a contract that had improperly favored Cisco Systems in the new City Hall. The city council in August was forced to rip up and start over with the $8 million contract after a Mercury News investigation exposed apparent favoritism toward the company and a subsequent city audit revealed San Jose had gone so far as to let the company write the list of 18,000 Cisco parts the city would buy. The new low bidder,...
  • Need Freeper Help: Best Router

    02/02/2004 11:13:32 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 45 replies · 3,009+ views
    02/02/04 | me
    I have dsl service and I like it. I would like to know what is the best router to use so I could connect my notebook to my dsl service. Basically what I'm looking for is the best wireless network router.