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Linksys Routers Attacked by Hijackers Via Flaws

Attackers could exploit the vulnerabilities to crash routers, extract sensitive information from them or take them over The Linksys WRT3200ACM router. Two dozen Linksys router models are vulnerable to attacks that could extract sensitive information from their configurations, cause them to become unresponsive and even completely take them over. The vulnerabilities were discovered by senior security consultant Tao Sauvage from …

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iOS Security Broken with a Simple Wi-Fi Connection

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 7 during an event to announce new products, in San Francisco. The blurb for a presentation at the Black Hat Asia hacking conference this week would likely concern any iPhone owner: “The victim will only have to join the Wi-Fi network, and then the device will be compromised without any user interaction, …

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Devices Hacked by Linux Malware

Thousands of devices have been hacked by a Linux malware named Rakos, and while researchers have yet to see any actual malicious activity involving the botnet, they believe it could be used for powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Rakos, whose existence was brought to light in December 2016 by ESET, targets Linux systems by launching brute-force attacks via SSH. The …