Tag: routers

  • 2018 the year of the hacked router

    2018 the year of the hacked router

    I’ve spoken in depth on consumer (and some enterprise) router security issues.  In brief summary, these devices are pieces of scrap that are full of vulnerabilities and very seldom get updated to fix issues. It’s no coincidence that this year has seen an exponential growth in attacks on routers as well as botnets making use…

  • Home routers: security fail

    Home routers: security fail

    It’s no secret that I absolutely hate non-business/home-based ( ADSL/3G/other ) routers. From  a security point of view, they have a history of never-ending security issues that result in a variety of malicious attacks including DNS reflection, remote control, spam, malware infections and  other attacks. There are other serious issues including ( but not limited…

  • Security issues in ADSL and other routers

    Security issues in ADSL and other routers

    I’ve never been a fan of using ADSL/Wifi routers as the main firewall for a network ( which unfortunately ends up being the case for most home users ). These are devices built to the cheapest price, using the cheapest software development and generally, there are very few ( if any updates ) for security…

  • ADSL Router Security in the crosshairs

    It’s long been a bugbear of mine when ADSL modems are used at the perimeter of networks as the security device/firewall. Including the fact that many of these units are made to the lowest cost possible and have many vulnerabilities, they are holy unsuited to the task of providing decent security. That’s why I always…

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