Investment in cyber security reached US$53 billion in 2020, an increase of 10% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.
Telco Singtel Optus has teamed up with global security provider McAfee to offer its users a solution called Optus WiFi Secure to protect devices connected to a home or business modem/router.
Guest Opinion by Daniel Smith, head of research, Radware. Many of us are currently wrapped up in the SolarWinds and ProxyLogon events. But let's take a moment to highlight the risk that residential routers face from the propagation of IoT botnets and the problems devices present once they are infected.
D-Link has expanded its range of Covr mesh networking products with the new Covr AX AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 systems.
Every year, new phones, new CPUs, new everything arrives in the hope you’ll upgrade at some point, with WiFi getting a nice new upgrade to support ever faster speeds, with Netgear, Linksys, TP-Link, ASUS and others set to release 6E routers this year which uses the 6Ghz band that is "free of interference and congestion" - in 2021, at least!
The D-Link DIR-2150 is an AC2100 Wi-Fi Gigabit router that the company says is suitable for medium-sized homes.
The latest models in D-Link's Wi-Fi router range are the DIR-1750 and the DIR-2150.
With the advent of the NBN, every Tom, Dick and Harry — not to mention Diana and her mates — is forced to use wireless Internet to some extent. For many people, this is an issue because of the poor speeds that their NBN connection offers.
Finally, a Wi-Fi mesh system that lives up to its promise.
Wireless network vendor Cradlepoint has released its first next-generation edge router for wireless WANs, the E300 series enterprise router.
One of the big selling points of this router is that it incorporates McAfee Home Protection. The other is that it can serve as the heart of a mesh network.
Australia continues to be a malware target, with 9.2 million malware detections in the first half of 2019 - with malicious URLs also proving a popular form of attack, as the number of times a malicious URL was accessed reached 8.9 million, according to a new global security report.
Global networking giant Cisco is cutting hundreds of full-time staff, with one employee saying on the Web forum thelayoff.com that his team was told about being sacked by the vice-president of the section.
Over three days, Cisco has released 32 security advisories with three of them rated critical, one being a flaw in the Apache Struts Web framework which is used in several Cisco products.
Researchers have discovered that malware dubbed VPNFilter affects many more brands of routers than first thought, adding six more names to the list they enumerated on 23 May. They have also found that it can deliver exploits to endpoints.
A respected American security researcher says the FBI's advice, to reboot all routers in order to supposedly get rid of malware called VPNFilter, is "best described as moronic".
Singapore ISP Singtel opened up port forwarding to troubleshoot issues with some gigabit routers but then forgot to close the opened port after the problem was fixed. Result? Port 10000 was left open for attackers to gain full control of these routers.
The FBI has used a court order to gain control of a domain that served as an emergency back-up for a piece of malware known as VPNFilter, making it possible for infected network devices to now reboot and avoid loading the second and third stage of the malware.
More than half a million routers and other network devices in 54 countries have been infected with malware dubbed VPNFilter by an unknown adversary, with hosts in Ukraine being a particular target, researchers say.
Cisco has released a flurry of advisories advising of vulnerabilities in its products, with a total of 18 released over the days from 15 May to 17 May.
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