Earlier this year I was forced to buy a new router for my home. As it is, with so many devices to connect, the old TP Link no longer provided me with what I needed. Two computers, three cell phones, video game console, TV, Chromecast, stereo, smart lights, thermostat, smartwatch… There are 13 computers permanently … More How to secure your router to prevent IoT threats?
It seems that Spiderman is in a spot of trouble, tangled in a web of his own making. Back in November 2016, over 900,000 Deutsche Telekom broadband customers found themselves unable to access the internet, after their routers were hijacked by a malicious hacker attempting to recruit routers into a destructive botnet. Vulnerable Zyxel and Speedport routers … More Spiderman pleads guilty to knocking 900,000 German broadband routers offline
A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Luton airport by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) in connection with a massive internet attack that disrupted telephone, television and internet services in Germany last November. As regular readers of We Live Security will recall, over 900,000 Deutsche Telekom broadband customers were knocked offline last November as … More British man arrested after 900,000 broadband routers knocked offline in Germany
The big security story of recent days is the Eir modem hack. In late November up to 400,000 Eir users were affected as the service was hit with suspected DDoS attack, but now Eir is concerned about the safety of some 130,000 of its broadband customers’ routers, because some 2000 may have been compromised by … More Eir, routers, hacking and botnets
As many as 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked offline on Sunday and Monday as an attempt was made to hijack broadband routers into a botnet. Malicious hackers are commandeering vulnerable Zyxel and Speedport routers, commandeering them into a botnet which they can command to launch huge denial-of-service attacks against websites. The vulnerability exploits the … More 900,000 Germans knocked offline, as critical router flaw exploited
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of webcams? After the Dyn DDoS last month, this is a question on the minds of a lot of security people. Someone recently asked me if we shouldn’t adopt a new name for the Internet of Things (IoT) because the existing term is too vague. I responded … More Secure your router: How to help prevent the next internet takedown
ESET has tested more than 12,000 home routers of users who agreed to share their data anonymously for statistical purposes. The results prove that 15% of the tested routers used weak passwords, with “admin” left as the username in most cases. During the test, common default usernames and passwords, as well as some frequently used … More At least 15% of home routers are unsecure