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Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

BitTorrent fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hijack BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users in order to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Some routers vulnerable to remote hacking due to hard-coded admin credentials

Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

Attackers increasingly abuse insecure routers and other home devices for DDoS attacks

Attackers are taking advantage of home routers and other devices that respond to UPnP requests over the Internet in order to amplify DDoS attacks.

Gaming services, hosting companies hit with new type of DDoS attack

Gaming and hosting companies have been hit with a new kind of DDoS attack that could snowball without preventive steps, Level 3 Communications warned on Monday.

Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

A new tool in prebeta is designed to block browser tracking across sites

Zero-day flaw in Google Admin app allows malicious apps to read its files

Attackers could obtain credentials used to manage Google for Work accounts

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Your router: Gateway for hackers

The router has been called the 'backbone of the Internet.' If that is the case, it is a broken backbone, according to security experts, who say they are dangerously vulnerable, and there is currently no way to upgrade or patch most of...

Google has another try at patching Stagefright flaw

Google has sent the patch to its partners and will fix its Nexus line of devices

Enterprises are Analyzing Lots of Internal Cybersecurity Data

Enterprise organizations collect, process, and analyze a wide variety of cybersecurity data, and there is no end in sight.

Use SAP's mobile platform? Patch now to avoid these 'high risk' vulnerabilities

The flaws could give attackers access to encrypted information

Mobile banking apps in developing nations have weak security

Attackers could already be using software vulnerabilities to steal money

Retailer Fred's found payment card malware on two servers

It doesn't appear card details were removed from its systems, Fred's said

Asprox botnet, a long-running nuisance, disappears

Asprox's operators may be regrouping to evade detection, according to Palo Alto Networks

BlackBerry denies its OS was to blame in Jeep Cherokee hack

The company claims the cause of the vulnerability lies in how the software stack was assembled by Chrysler

Internal LTE/3G modems can be hacked to help malware survive OS reinstalls

Researchers found a way to write malicious firmware to a popular LTE/3G modem module built into business laptops and tablets

Attack on Sabre reportedly conducted by Anthem, OPA hackers

American Airlines has been investigating its own systems, but there's no evidence of a breach so far, it says

Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet

The technique could enable attackers to attack Windows servers hosted in the cloud

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