Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.
The device uses the 900MHz band, but hides the data in the background radio noise.
Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.
Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings
The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers. And Netgear won't have a fix until the third quarter!
Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers said.
Researchers found a botnet of over 40,000 routers that are being used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Hackers will compete on findings flaws in off-the-shelf Internet-enabled embedded devices
The devices have serious flaws that enable unauthorized remote access and DNS hijacking, a researcher found
Samsung TVs send voice search queries to a remote server over an unencrypted connection, a researcher found.
The vulnerability allows attackers to extract admin passwords and wireless network keys
Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections
In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.
Users should install firmware updates as soon as they become available and should block untrusted devices on their networks
The Lizard Squad, a group that carried out a similar attack against the Sony service in August, took credit for the downtime
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