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Netadmins: Grab a plate and wander down El Reg's network buffet

The Broadband Forum has dropped the first open-source code in an access interoperability project designed to support cloud-based access infrastructure and services. The Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) project was announced here and published here. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said the project helps …
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Packet mix cake is yum! And so is this mix of packet-related news

ROUNDUP FireEye has borrowed from the credit card industry to try and detect malicious logins. The company's reasoning is that someone in Sydney at 9AM can't legitimately log into a system from (say) Hong Kong an hour later. So the company's announced GeoLogonalyzer to try to detect malicious logins by their source. A “geo …
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Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1

If you're using a Netgear router at home, it's time to get patching. The networking hardware maker has just released a tsunami of patches for a couple of dozen models of its kit. The flaws were found by Martin Rakhmanov at infosec shop Trustwave, which has spent over a year hunting down programming gremlins in Netgear's …
Iain Thomson, 9 Feb 2018
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Arlo, can you go? NETGEAR spins out its security cameras biz

NETGEAR has announced it will spin out its “Arlo” security camera range as a new, listed, company of the same name. The company chose its Q4 2017 earnings presentation to reveal the plan, which CEO and chairman Patrick Lo said has become necessary because “both NETGEAR and Arlo have reached the point where they can succeed by …
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OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?

Wi-Fi router vendors have started issuing patches to defend their products against Google Chromecast devices. TP-Link and Linksys were first out of the blocks with firmware fixes, and TP-Link has posted this explanation of the issue. The bug is not in the routers, but in Google's "Cast" feature, used in Chromecast, Google …
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Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

Netgear NightHawk R7000 users who ran last week's firmware upgrade need to check their settings, because the company added a remote data collection feature to the units. A sharp-eyed user posted the T&Cs change to Slashdot. Netgear lumps the slurp as routine diagnostic data. “Such data may include information regarding the …
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Netgear confirms: Intel's wobbly Puma 6 in fast broadband modems is super-easy to choke out

Netgear has warned customers about the trivial denial-of-service vulnerability discovered in its Intel-powered gigabit cable modems. The networking biz is advising owners of the CM700 gateway to sit tight while it figures out how to patch a weakness that leaves the modem prone to DoS attacks. In other words, there is no …
Shaun Nichols, 1 May 2017
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Netgear says sorry four weeks after losing customer backups

Neatgear has cocked up its cloud management service, losing data stored locally on ReadyNAS devices' shared folders worldwide – and customers have complained to The Register about only being informed four weeks later. This week, the San Jose-based networking business sent an email to customers, seen by The Register, confirming …
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Intel's dying Atom chips strike again: Netgear recalls four ReadyNAS, Wi-Fi management lines

Netgear on Thursday said that four of its product lines may experience "higher-than-normal failure rates" and that it is contacting affected customers to assess whether replacement or repair is appropriate. "While this situation is not an immediate cause for concern about the operation of any of these models, we understand …
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Netgear unveils world's easiest bug bounty

Netgear has broken ranks from the consumer router security shame factory to offer a bug bounty sporting extra rewards for chained exploits. Hoping to shake the SOHOpeless tag, the vendor will hand out up to US$15,000 for hackers reporting global remote unauthorised access from the internet to Netgear devices, and unauthorised …
Darren Pauli, 6 Jan 2017
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US-CERT's top tip: Hack your crap Netgear router before miscreants arrive

Owners of three models of Netgear routers are being advised to exploit a security hole in their broadband boxes to, er, temporarily close said hole. The alternative is to switch off the boxes until a firmware update lands. Netgear says that the R6400, R7000, and R8000 series routers are all vulnerable to CVE-2016-582384, a …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Dec 2016
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Video surveillance recorders riddled with zero-days

There are multiple Web interface vulnerabilities in a network video recorder under Netgear's ReadyNAS brand and various devices by video recording company NUUO. The affected NUUO units are NVRmini 2, NVRsolo, and Crystal. The CERT advisory lists six Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) notices attacked to the affected …

Netgear prodded into patching SOHOpeless broadband router

Yet another vulnerability in a SOHO broadband router that flew under the radar is starting to cause trouble in the wild. The authentication bypass in Netgear's WNR1000v4 device is documented here by Compass Security and in more detail by Shellshock Labs here. The short version, from Compass, is this: “an attacker can access …
One Nation Under CCTV

Still safe as houses: More CCTV for the masses

Feature Last week, I looked at two home camera systems: Arlo from Netgear and Welcome from Netatmo. To recap, Arlo is pretty much a straightforward cloud-based CCTV system, offering you cameras with motion sensors and notification, together with an app to view things on your phone. Netatmo's Welcome is a stand-alone camera – again …
Nigel Whitfield, 15 Aug 2015
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It's enough to get your back up: Eight dual-bay SOHO NAS boxes

Product Round-Up For a great many people, there is only one place to look when talking about storing data somewhere other than their local storage in their PC, notebook or tablet – and that’s to the cloud. Seagate STCT200 dual bay NAS box Best of both worlds: a dual-bay NAS can either double up on capacity or be configured to mirror data …
Simon Crisp, 2 Aug 2015
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Trevor contemplates Consumer Netgear gear. BUT does it pass the cat hair test?

Sysadmin blog Is consumer networking gear really crap? As technologists, we tend to have a chip on our shoulder about it because it can't do all the things the latest, greatest enterprise stuff can do, but does that really matter? The capabilities of consumer gear have been steadily increasing, and perhaps some of our ire is unwarranted. …
Trevor Pott, 30 Nov 2014
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Get NAS-ty: Reg puts claws to eight four-bay data dumpsters

Product round-up With the world and his dog increasingly looking to the cloud for storage needs, many are finding that maintaining stacks of spinning disks at home is no longer necessary. But those of us who sleep better in the presence of magnetic fields and wish to keep our bits (and bytes) closer to hand may still prefer to manage our own …
Shaun Dormon, 10 Oct 2014
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Top Ten 802.11ac routers: Time for a Wi-Fi makeover?

Product round-up The once-sage advice that wired networking was the only way to guarantee suitable speeds for streaming HD video, large file transfers, or buffer-free HD video playback no longer holds true – or does it? The latest wireless standard, 802.11ac, delivers significantly improved speeds over 802.11n thanks to greater bandwidth and …

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