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UPnP joins the 'just turn it off on consumer devices, already' club

Universal Plug 'n' Play, that eternal feast of the black-hat, has been identified as helping to amplify denial-of-service attacks. Researchers at Imperva looked into misbehaving UPnP implementations after spotting odd attack traffic while analysing a Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP, an Internet proposal absorbed into …
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It's 2017, and UPnP is helping black-hats run banking malware

Another banking malware variant has been spotted in the wild, and it's using UPnP to pop home routers to expose unsuspecting home users, recruited as part of the botnet. McAfee Labs says the new campaign uses a variant of the ancient “Pinkslipbot”, and says it uses Universal Plug'n'Play (UPnP) to open ports through home …
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More UPNP woes: Crashable library bites routers and software

It's a patch for vendors and developers, but it could be nasty: there's a bug in a Universal Plug'N'Play (UPNP), used in a wide range of black-box devices. The bug, in miniupnpc, allows the lightweight UPNP library to be crashed by an attacker – and while the discoverer only confirmed its risk as a denial-of-service vector, …

Cisco waves swatter at ten new vulnerabilities

Universal Plug-and-Play remains a gift-that-keeps-on-giving for infosec researchers, with Cisco announcing a critical vulnerability in the software that plagues its CVR100W wireless VPN router. Because the CVR100W doesn't fully range-check UPnP input data, an attacker can crash the device, possibly getting access to a root …
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A moment of brilliance? UPnP for Internet of Stuff lightbulbs

Breaking Fad Home automation can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be the cause of an awful lot of headaches. So, you thought those remote control plug sockets from the DIY store were a good deal? Vintage electric lamps Shedding light on compatibility issues Maybe they were ... and then you find, when you get them home, that they …
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UPnP scan shows 50 million network devices open to packet attack

Exploit research has found over 6,900 networked devices from 1,500 manufacturers that are open to attack because of a flawed use of the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol, and IT managers and home users are being warned to check their networks for three major holes. "The results were shocking to the say the least. Over 80 …
Iain Thomson, 29 Jan 2013
The Register breaking news

Phone, car companies collaborate to connect cars, phones

Eleven companies want to make it easier to connect your mobile gadgetry to your car, and to get the two talking a common language. They have formed the inevitable industry consortium to do it. Said body is the Car Connectivity Consortium, and it's backed by phone manufacturers Nokia, Samsung and LG; in-car electronics firms …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2011
Cloud Engines Pogoplug Pro

Cloud Engines Pogoplug Pro DIY cloud box

Review Since Reg Hardware reviewed the earlier version of this device in February, the vendor, Cloud Engines, has made some significant firmware and hardware improvements that justify a second visit. Pogoplug Pro Cloud Engines' Pogoplug Pro: manly colours, this time round The obvious change to this new "Pro" version is the colour …
Chris Bidmead, 11 Nov 2010
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WTF is... DLNA?

DVD and Blu-ray Disc players, internet radios, sound systems and projectors, TV set-top boxes and the TVs themselves have traditionally been a motley crew, arguing among themselves in so far as they communicate at all, about who should do what and to whom. The noble aim of the DLNA - the Digital Living Network Alliance - is to …
Chris Bidmead, 18 Oct 2010
Asus Home Server TS Mini

Asus Home Server TS Mini

Review Pitched as a competitor against the likes of the Acer’s easyStore line of Windows Home Server-based Nas boxes, Asus brings us the TS Mini home server. Based on Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor, the TS Mini can be configured with up to 2GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory and houses two 3.5in Sata drive bays. Asus Home Server TS Mini …
Shaun Dormon, 8 Apr 2010
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Belkin hopes apps buzz will boost latest broadband boxes

Never one to miss an opportunity, Belkin has launched a set of new 802.11n broadband wireless routers. Taking note of World+Dog's interest in iPhone and Android apps, Belkin is pitching the devices' functionality as a series of "apps", each with its own small, square icon. In fact, many of them are simply features that are …
Tony Smith, 25 Mar 2010
Belkin Home Base

Belkin Home Base

Review There is no shortage of wireless routers that will let you hook up a printer and maybe some USB storage too and make them available to anyone on the network. If your router lacks this ability, there are plenty of gadgets that will add it by bridging USB to an Ethernet port. The downside of either approach will be instantly …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2010
Conceptronic GrabnGo FullHD

Conceptronic Grab'n'Go

Review We’re always worried when we receive products from companies with names such as ‘Conceptronic’ as it suggests a very hardware-oriented frame of mind. And, like so many of the media player devices that we’ve reviewed in recent months, the Grab'n'Go FullHD Media Player turned out to be a neatly designed piece of hardware that is …
Cliff Joseph, 21 Jan 2010

LaCie offers white-as-a-cloud net storage box

We've heard of white goods, but this is ridiculous. Storage specialist LaCie has launched the ultimate white box, a blank-faced unit that turns out to be an internet-connectable network hard drive. The Internet Space packs in a choice of 500GB or 1TB of raw storage capacity. There's an Ethernet port on the back for LAN linkage …
Tony Smith, 4 Nov 2008

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