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ALERT! ~ Belkin, D-Link, Cisco, Linksys, Netgear Users - U.S. Government warns "vulnerable to attack"

 
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ALERT! ~ Belkin, D-Link, Cisco, Linksys, Netgear Users - U.S. Government warns "vulnerable to attack"
'The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users on Tuesday to disable a common networking technology feature, after researchers warned that hackers could exploit flaws to gain access to tens of millions of vulnerable devices.

The U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team, on its website, advised consumers and businesses to disable a feature known as Universal Plug and Play or UPnP, and some other related features that make devices from computers to printers accessible over the open Internet...'


[link to www.voanews.com]

Don't forget about this from last week either...

'A "cyber 9/11" that could hit critical US national infrastructure--including water, electricity, and gas networks--could happen "imminently," the US government's cybersecurity chief has warned...'

[link to www.zdnet.com]

Last Edited by Sol Neman on 01/30/2013 01:41 PM
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Re: ALERT! ~ Belkin, D-Link, Cisco, Linksys, Netgear Users - U.S. Government warns "vulnerable to attack"
'"Historically, these are amongst the last to be updated and protected properly which makes them a gold mine for potential abuse and exploitation,'' said Marcus, who advises government agencies and corporations on protections against sophisticated attacks.

Disabling UPnP once networks have already been set up, will have little impact on the operation of the devices.

The new security bugs were initially brought to the attention of the government by computer security company Rapid7, in Boston, which released a report on the problem on Tuesday.

The company said it discovered between 40 million and 50 million devices that were vulnerable to attack due to three separate sets of problems that the firm's researchers have identified with the UPnP standard...'

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Re: ALERT! ~ Belkin, D-Link, Cisco, Linksys, Netgear Users - U.S. Government warns "vulnerable to attack"
Been posted like 5 times already lol, but good post
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