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M-M-M-MONSTER KILL: Cisco's bug-wranglers swat 29 in single week

Cisco has taken delivery of a bulk order for 29 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) IDs. If you're running the end-of-life RV110 Wireless-N VPN firewall or RV215W Wireless-N VPN router, bad news: some of their security vulnerabilities won't be patched and there's no workaround – so it is probably time to replace them …
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Take a pinch of autofill, mix in HTTP, and bake on a Wi-Fi admin page: Quirky way to swipe a victim's router password

Vid Beware using your web browser's autofill feature to log into your broadband router via Wi-Fi and unprotected HTTP. A nearby attacker can attempt to retrieve the username and password. The problem – found by SureCloud's Elliott Thompson and detailed here – is the result of a mismatch in browser behavior and router configuration …
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LabCorp ransomed, 18k routers rooted, a new EXIF menace, and more

Roundup This was the week of blunders by Venmo, million-dollar bank heists, and beefier bug bounties. Here's a few more bits of news. Singapore sting Any large-scale data breach is bad news, but one that results in the loss of the health information of a quarter of the population is downright disastrous. Such was the case in …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Jul 2018
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Australia defies trend for network sales slide, shovels cash at Cisco

The router market is stagnating worldwide, but nobody's told Australian buyers. Analyst firm IDC, which in June gave us the drear news that global router sales fell 1.4 per cent between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, reckons Australian customers like their packet-processing big iron: its Asia-Pacific Quarterly Router Tracker released …
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Hyperoptic's ZTE-made 1Gbps routers had hyper-hardcoded hyper-root hyper-password

A security vulnerability has been found in Brit broadband biz Hyperoptic's home routers that exposes tens of thousands of its subscribers to hackers. The gigabit provider's routers are made by ZTE, the Chinese electronics giant that American and British spy agencies have sounded an alarm over. The United States has also …
Kat Hall, 26 Apr 2018
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Router ravaging, crippling code, and why not to p*ss off IT staff

Roundup It has been a busy week for security, with the CYBERUK 2018 conference in the UK and the industry gearing up for BSides and the RSA conference in San Francisco next week. But there have been a bunch of smaller stories that may have slipped under your radar, plus all the other bits and pieces we've covered this week. Wreckin' …
Iain Thomson, 14 Apr 2018
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Cisco bulks up routers for carriers struggling with CDN traffic

Cisco might be turning itself into a software company, but that's a slow process, and in the meantime, the router giant still has hardware on the roadmap. This week at YetAnotherConference™ – the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress in Paris – Cisco announced a suite of routing products targeting the persistently-underperforming …
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Ethernet sales growing, but routing's been routed by software

If you watch the fortunes of the big names in switching, you probably won't be surprised to hear that the market is only recording modest growth. According to analyst clan IDC's wrap of calendar year 2017's shipments, the switch business added a mere 3.2 per cent year-on-year in Q4 2017 to reach US$6.9 billion for the quarter …
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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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AT&T wants to bin 100,000 routers, replace them with white boxes

AT&T has launched an audacious attempt to push the networking industry towards software-defined networking and white-box hardware. Revealed in a white paper titled Towards an Open, Disaggregated Network Operating System [PDF], the carrier's plan called for the creation of a “Disaggregated Network Operating System” (dNOS) as …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Nov 2017
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The Social Network™ releases its data networking code

Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook …

D-Link router riddled with 0-day flaws

Updated A security researcher has shamed D‑Link by publicly disclosing 10 serious, as-yet unpatched vulnerabilities in a line of consumer-grade routers without notifying the vendor first. Security researcher Pierre Kim went public on a series of flaws in D‑Link DIR 850L wireless AC1200 dual-band gigabit cloud routers without …
John Leyden, 12 Sep 2017

Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

Virgin Media has urged 800,000 customers to change their passwords to guard against possible hacking attack. The move follows an investigation by consumer mag Which? that discovered hackers could access the UK cableco's Super Hub 2 router, allowing access to IoT devices connected through the same home network. The issue stems …
John Leyden, 23 Jun 2017
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Nokia snatches clump of 16nm FinFETs, crafts 576 Tbps monster router

The router market might be in the doldrums, but that hasn't stopped Nokia spending big on drive silicon to drive its latest operator-scale router iron. At the heart of the company's just-announced 7950 Extensible Routing System XC is a packet processor, the FP4, that Nokia reckons can sail along at 2.4 Tbps. To get there, the …
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Virgin Media resolves flaw in config backup for Super Hub routers

A recently resolved flaw in Virgin Media wireless home routers gave hackers a means to gain unauthorised administrative-level access to the devices. Security shortcomings in software from the Super Hub 2 and Super Hub 2AC, manufactured by Netgear, were uncovered by researchers from Context Information Security, Jan Mitchell …
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2017

Attention, Asus RT wireless router owners: Patch your gear now to squash web hijack bugs

Asus RT wireless routers have joined the SOHOpeless list – with poor cross-site request forgery protection affecting 30 variants of the devices. The design blunders, labeled CVE-2017-5891, hit RT-AC and RT-N variants using firmware older than version 3.0.0.4.380.7378. The lack of CSRF protection means that if the user has …
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Flaws found in Linksys routers that could be used to create a botnet

Multiple models of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers have vulnerabilities that might be exploited to create a botnet, security researchers at IOActive warn. The flaws could be abused to overload a router and force a reboot, deny user access, leak sensitive information about the router and connected devices, or change restricted …
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2017
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A router with a fear of heights? Yup. It's a thing

Cisco's let users of its ASR 920 Series Aggregation Services Routers know they've got a fear of heights. In one of the odder field notices The Register can recall, Switchzilla has revealed that “AC Power Supplies (A920-PWR400-A) shipped between September 2015 and May 2016 are only compliant for usage in elevations up to 2000 …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Mar 2017

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