Network Router - Infoworld en Huawei chip partnership looks toward Ethernet hitting 400 gigabits <p>A demonstration this week by networking vendor Huawei Technologies and chip maker Xilinx signaled the optical industry's eagerness for 400-Gigabit Ethernet, a standard that is still at least two years away.</p> Networking Network Router Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:54:26 +0000 admin 238388 at Exploit released for vulnerability targeted by Linksys router worm <p>Technical details about a vulnerability in Linksys routers that's being exploited by a new worm were released Sunday along with a proof-of-concept exploit and a larger than earlier expected list of potentially vulnerable device models.</p> <p>Last week, security researchers from the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center identified a self-replicating malware program that exploits an authentication bypass vulnerability to infect Linksys routers. <a href="">The worm has been named TheMoon</a>.</p> Networking Security Cyber Crime Network Router Intrusion Detection Malware Security Tools Vulnerability Assessment Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:21:31 +0000 admin 236475 at 'TheMoon' worm infects Linksys routers <p>A self-replicating program is infecting Linksys routers by exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability in various models from the vendor's E-Series product line.</p> Networking Security Authentication Network Router Malware Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:33:15 +0000 admin 236404 at Cisco promises to fix admin backdoor in some routers <p>Cisco Systems promised to issue firmware updates removing a backdoor from a wireless access point and two of its routers later this month. The undocumented feature could allow unauthenticated remote attackers to gain administrative access to the devices.</p> Networking Security Cisco Systems Network Router Wireless LAN Security Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:49:43 +0000 admin 234037 at Default settings leave external hard drives connected to Asus routers wide open <p>Files on thousands of hard drives connected to broadband routers from Asus are easily accessible over the Internet due to unsecure default settings, according to industry experts and tests conducted by PC World Norway and TechWorld Sweden.</p> <p>Broadband routers with USB ports that allow users to connect external hard drives have become increasingly common. Shared storage that can be remotely accessed via the Internet using protocols such as FTP is convenient, but it also comes with security implications.</p> Security Authentication Network Router Wireless LAN Security Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:11:50 +0000 admin 233894 at Apple, Cisco, Dell unhappy over alleged NSA back doors in their gear <p>Germany's Der Spiegel newsmagazine reported Monday that the U.S. National Security Agency has for years compromised a wide range of hardware devices, including PCs, iPhones, hard drives, and network routers, as part of its spying activities. The NSA also installed back doors into European telecom networks and into BlackBerry's network operations center to spy on communications, the Der Spiegel report says.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Networking Security The Industry Standard Apple Cisco Systems Dell Edward Snowden Laptop PCs iPhone Network Router Hacking Internet Privacy Government Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:30:10 +0000 Galen Gruman 233261 at First Look: Gigabit Wi-Fi adapters <p>At some point, desktops and laptops will come with the new Gigabit Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac built in. But if you can't wait and want to speed up the wireless links on your existing devices, you can buy an 802.11ac adapter today.</p> Computer Hardware Networking Network Router IDG Insider Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 232913 at D-Link issues fixes for firmware backdoor in routers <p>D-Link <a href="" target="_blank">published patches</a> on Monday for a firmware coding goof that could allow attackers to remotely change the settings of several of its router models.</p> Networking Security Network Router Network Security Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:18:07 +0000 admin 231980 at Vulnerabilities in some Netgear router and NAS products open door to remote attacks <p>Vulnerabilities in the management interfaces of some wireless router and network-attached storage products from Netgear expose the devices to remote attacks that could result in their complete compromise, researchers warn.</p> <p>The latest hardware revision of Netgear's N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router, known as WNDR3700v4, has several vulnerabilities that allow attackers to bypass authentication on the router's Web-based interface, according to Zachary Cutlip, a researcher with security consultancy firm Tactical Network Solutions.</p> Networking Security Network Router Network Security Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:47:04 +0000 admin 229399 at Meet your new network admin: The Linux admin (and vice versa) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Meet your new network admin: The Linux admin (and vice versa)" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Last week in InfoWorld's New Tech Forum, Dinesh Dutt outlined <a href="">the thinking behind Cumulus Networks' Linux-based networking solution</</a></p> Data Center Networking Open Source Software Linux Network Management Network Router Network Switch Data Center Networking Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 229078 at Backdoor found in D-Link router firmware code <p>A backdoor found in firmware used in several D-Link routers could allow an attacker to change a device's settings, a serious security problem that could be used for surveillance.</p> Networking Security Network Router Network Security Vulnerability Assessment Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:17:39 +0000 admin 228725 at HP's Open Ecosystem for SDN isn't just about SDN <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="HP's Open Ecosystem for SDN isn't just about SDN" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you think the term "app store" has already appeared in more than enough places, brace yourself. Hewlett-Packard has just applied the concept to an area it claims is as-yet-untouched territory: the SDN market.</p> Data Center Networking app stores Hewlett-Packard (HP) Network Router Network Switch SDN Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:21:51 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 227789 at Cisco reveals its Internet of Everything router <p>Cisco Tuesday unveiled its <a href="" target="_blank">Internet of Everything router</a>, a device intended to address the growth in Internet traffic brought about by cloud, mobile, video and machine-to-machine communications.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Network Convergence System</a> (NCS), which was expected, is the culmination of three years of work by 450 engineers and $250 million in funding, Cisco says.</p> Networking Cisco Systems Network Router Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:21:32 +0000 admin 227440 at Facebook designing network 'fabric' to meet massive performance needs <p>With <a href="" target="_blank">more than a billion</a> monthly active users, it's easy to imagine that most of the data travelling over Facebook's networks is delivering photos, status updates and "likes" to its end users, but that's far from the case.</p> Applications Networking Facebook Network Management Network Router SDN Social Networking Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:53:18 +0000 admin 221111 at Commodity hardware will be hallmark of SDN networks <p>Don't get too attached to your specialized network hardware -- you're not going to need it in the future, says one researcher.</p> <p>As networks get more and more abstract, the hardware used to run them will get less and less important, according to Riverbed's Steve Riley, who spoke Wednesday at Interop. So much so, in fact, that users will eventually need nothing but standard x86 gear.</p> Networking Network Router Network Switch SDN Thu, 09 May 2013 11:50:09 +0000 admin 218239 at Huawei says it's still interested in the U.S., but the U.S. isn't interested in Huawei <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Huawei says it's still interested in the U.S., but the U.S. isn't interested in Huawei" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Clarifying an executive's highly quoted statement, "We are not interested in the U.S. Networking Open Source Software Security Network Router Security Technology Business Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:39:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 217324 at The conflicted rise of software-defined networking <p><a href=",5#network">Software-defined networking (SDN)</a> is becoming a huge deal. To many people, the term is opaque, almost to the point of being meaningless. After all, what part of anyone's network <em>isn't</em> software-dependent? Every firewall, router, and switch you run has software (firmware) to control it. But with SDN, the management and control planes aren't the only ones implemented in software -- the bulk of the data plane is as well.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Networking Virtualization Cisco Systems Server Virtualization Network Convergence Network Management Network Router Network Switch SDN IDG Insider Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 215914 at 4 hot hotspot gateways <p>Offering Wi-Fi can be a good way to increase return customers and boost revenue in retail stores, hotels, cafes, etc. And it provides convenience for contractors and associates working in corporate offices and conference rooms. Though visitors might have 4G mobile devices or laptops, Wi-Fi can provide a faster, higher quality connection.</p> <p><strong>[SLIDESHOW: <a href="" target="_blank">Hottest hot spot gateways</a>]</strong></p> Computer Hardware Networking Internet Network Router Wide Area Networking Computer Hardware IDG Insider Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 215584 at Linaro extends Linux ARM to networking gear <p>Hoping to extend Linux's reach to ARM-based networking equipment, the not-for-profit engineering group Linaro has launched an initiative to develop code to run routers, switches and other networking equipment.</p> <p>"As companies use ARM more and more in this space, then Linaro becomes a natural space for them to work together on this core enabling technology," said George Grey, CEO of Linaro. "There is intense interest [here] in the benefits that ARM brings."</p> Open Source Software Linux Network Router Open Source Software Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:30:23 +0000 admin 213172 at Update: Cisco investigates reported Linksys router flaw <p>Cisco is investigating a reported vulnerability in Linksys firmware that would allow a hacker to gain full control of the wireless router.</p> <p>Security vendor DefenseCode discovered the flaw and reported it to Cisco "months ago." Because Cisco has yet to commit to a fix, DefenseCode plans to release details in a couple of weeks.</p> Networking Security Cisco Systems Network Router Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:10:49 +0000 admin 210937 at