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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

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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

Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers say

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Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router

The slimmer, cheaper sibling of the Linksys 1900AC doesn’t miss a trick, and open source firmware is available right out of the box

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Tor-based anonymizing router gets pulled from Kickstarter for rules violations

Kickstarter alleges that the Anonabox project's creator misled contributors, thus breaking the crowdfunding service's rules

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Anonabox project to offer online anonymity through Tor

The tiny device is an open-source, plug-and-play wireless router that automatically encrypts data and sends it through the Tor network

Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable to hackers monitoring their Internet traffic, Trend Micro says

Internet outages expected to abate as routers are modified, rebooted

A flurry of updates to internal router databases caused many pieces of equipment to choke

15 new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

Cisco patches traffic snooping flaw in its networking gear

The vulnerability affects the OSPF routing protocol implementation on Cisco networking equipment

Teach your router new tricks with DD-WRT or OpenWrt

Open source DD-WRT or OpenWrt firmware can breathe new life -- and advanced features -- into your old wired or wireless router

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