900,000 Germans knocked offline, as critical router flaw exploited

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

Secure your router: How to help prevent the next internet takedown

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

At least 15% of home routers are unsecure

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