Internet of Things

Hacker News: Stop Using these 2 Easily Hackable Netgear Router Models

Submitted by Sam Moore on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 19:03

Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emerency Response Team (CERT) warns

Netgear's R7000 and R6400 routers, running current and latest versions of firmware, are vulnerable to arbitrary command injection attacks, though the number of users affected by the flaw is still unclear.

http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/netgear-router-hacking.html

Krebs: IoT malware knocks out nearly a milllion Deutsche Telekom routers

Submitted by Sam Moore on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 18:46

 

According to BadCyber.com, which first blogged about the emergence of the new Mirai variant, part of the problem is that Deutsche Telekom does not appear to have followed the best practice of blocking the rest of the world from remotely managing these devices as well.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/11/new-mirai-worm-knocks-900k-germans-offline/