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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features like DHCP and DNS, plus, they are combined with security functionality

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

A research team has learned how to make packet-forwarding chips more programmable

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Ciena CEO: We're not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

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13% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router - Deal Alert

OnHub provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 mbps to help with smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading. Its unique design and 13 antennas provide reliable speed in every direction, covering up to 2,500 square feet. And OnHub can connect...

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24% off TP-LINK AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Dual Band AC Router - Deal Alert

Create a reliable, blazing-fast network using 802.11ac, the latest, most powerful Wi-Fi technology. Dual USB ports make it easy to share files, photos, and music across your network. Currently discounted 24% to $130.

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Apple fixes serious flaw in AirPort wireless routers

The flaw could allow hackers to execute malicious code on affected devices

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Flaws expose Cisco RV series routers, firewalls to hacking

Attackers can take control of the affected devices by sending specifically crafted HTTP requests to them

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Stop renting: 30% off Arris SURFboard Cable Modem - Deal Alert

If you're currently renting your cable modem through your ISP or cable provider, you may not realize you can buy your own. At 30% off this deal may pay for itself in just months.

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New firmware analysis framework finds serious flaws in Netgear and D-Link devices

The framework's creators used it to find vulnerabilities in 887 firmware images

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A viral vigilante may be keeping an eye on your home router

An old virus affecting routers running Linux appears to be protecting them from other malware infections, Symantec researchers say

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Malware implants on Cisco routers revealed to be more widespread

Researchers detected 200 Cisco routers with malicious firmware in 31 countries, with the U.S. having the largest number of potentially infected routers

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Attackers install highly persistent malware implants on Cisco routers

The firmware on at least 14 business routers has been replaced with a backdoored version, researchers from Mandiant found

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Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

Attackers could exploit the flaws to hijack DNS requests or completely take over affected devices

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Akamai: The Internet's aging protocols make juicy targets

The latest wave of Internet attacks doesn't merely involve exploits like cross-site scripting; they also leverage aging protocols with enough volume to jam backbone routers

United Airlines' woes show what's hard about networking

SDN and cloud technology may cut down on big glitches like the router failure that grounded United planes, analysts say


Obsolete Internet protocol once again becomes an attack vector

The RIPv1 routing protocol is being used to launch DDoS attacks against many hosts on the Internet, according to an Akamai threat report

Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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