The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against D-Link, a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, for misrepresentations about the security of various devices it sold in the US, and for failing to take action and secure devices when security flaws were reported.
An Android trojan named Switcher (Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher) targets Android devices in order to take over local WiFi routers and hijack the web traffic passing through them.
Router manufacturers such as Netgear and ZyXEL have failed to address seven security flaws reported by security researchers in the last three or more months.
Malicious ads are serving exploit code to infect routers, instead of browsers, in order to insert ads in every site users are visiting. Discovered by security researchers from US security firm Proofpoint, this malvertising campaign is powered by a new exploit kit called DNSChanger EK.
Netgear has expanded the list of routers vulnerable to a simple yet dangerous exploit that came to light last week, and which is trivial to weaponize and allows attackers to take control over affected devices.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), an organization within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has published a security alert yesterday, warning owners of Netgear R6400 and R7000 models against using their routers for the time being, because of a severe security flaw.
Around six months ago, an Internet service provider (ISP) doing business in the Middle East was forced to ask a security researcher for help in order to regain access to over 15,000 routers it was about to lose control of.
Over 100,000 UK Internet customers had connectivity problems over the weekend, with most of the affected users being clients of the UK Postal Office, TalkTalk, and Kcom ISPs.
For two days now, over 900,000 routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany have been knocked offline following a supposed cyber-attack.
The case of the Netis router firmware backdoor shows you that even if a company puts out a patch to resolve security issues, the problem lingers on for years, as users fail to update their devices, or the patch itself fails to properly fix the issue.
Threatpost has reported that there is a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Netgear routers is currently being used by attackers to modify a router's DNS entries. All users of Netgear routers should immediately disable Remote Administration. with instructions found in this article.