Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Thus, once you connected your device to the latter—note that you have to do this process on each WiFi network which you want to change the DNS values of — , just go in the WiFI settings and long press on “MyPrettyWiFi”.

D-Link Home Routers Open to Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link Home Routers Open to Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link won’t patch a critical unauthenticated command-injection vulnerability in its routers that could allow an attacker to remotely take over the devices and execute code.

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Enable the eero Alexa skill to pause WiFi for specific profiles when screen time is over, you want the family to gather for dinner, or to find connected devices like phones—all with just your voice," says Amazon.

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

CITL researchers studied publicly available firmware images and evaluated them for the presence of standard security features such as the use of non-executable stacks, Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and stack guards, which prevent buffer overflow attacks.

How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server

How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server

Here's the thing: The servers that route your internet requests don't understand domain names like . It turns out that my ISP-supplied router, which brings me internet, TV, and phone service, does not permit me to change the DNS settings.

>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

Hackers abuse ASUS cloud service to install backdoor on users’ PCs Besides handing out device information, vulnerable routers also leak whether their default administrative passwords have been changed.

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

An Airbnb "superhost" has been arrested and jailed after a guest discovered a camera hidden inside an internet router placed in the bedroom. The Barker Family from New Zealand were staying in Cork they spotted a hidden camera in the living room of the house.

Airbnb Superhost Secretly Recorded Guests with Hidden Bedroom Camera

Airbnb Superhost Secretly Recorded Guests with Hidden Bedroom Camera

Also in March, an Airbnb guest in Miami found hidden cameras in his room, while in April, a New Zealand family discovered that their Airbnb host in Ireland was recording – and also livestreaming – footage of them.

How to make Your Router More Secure on the Internet

How to make Your Router More Secure on the Internet

Michael Horowitz, a router security expert, wrote, "I think it is a mistake to use a consumer router. Horowitz says that manufacturers of consumer-grade routers are concerned with making a profit, not with making secure routers.

The Full Guide to Securing Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The Full Guide to Securing Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The hacker then connects to a real access point using a different wireless card, effectively funneling all of the information through their system before moving it along to the second network.

Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months

Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months

For the past three months, a cybercrime group has been hacking into home routers --mostly D-Link models-- to change DNS server settings and hijack traffic meant for legitimate sites and redirect it to malicious clones.

Protecting yourself from the ‘things’ on your home network

Protecting yourself from the ‘things’ on your home network

Sivan Rauscher, co-founder and CEO of the Israeli-based B2B startup SAM Seamless Network, said in a telephone interview, that hackers target IoT devices because they are easy to hack: As more of our daily lives become more connected and dependent on the web, the sheer number of devices and endpoints in your home makes likely it likely that some of these attacks will succeed.

As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits

As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits

Image: Seth Laupus/Motherboard On Thursday, Crowdfense, a company that buys zero day exploits from researchers and then sells them to government agencies, announced it is now offering a total of $15 million to hackers who have particular exploits for sale.

Amazon Bought A Router Company You've Never Heard Of. Here Is Why It's A Huge Deal.

Amazon Bought A Router Company You've Never Heard Of. Here Is Why It's A Huge Deal.

A 2017 Eero report with anonymized data collected from “hundreds of thousands” of its routers shows a glimpse into what information can be gleaned: Charts showing times of day users are most active (Sunday between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.), and a list of the top 40 devices connected to Eero networks (topped by the iPhone, iPad, and Sonos speakers).

What Amazon’s purchase of Eero means for your privacy

What Amazon’s purchase of Eero means for your privacy

How worried should you be that Amazon flips the switch on Eero and it’s no longer the privacy-minded router it once was? eero does not track customers’ internet activity and this policy will not change with the acquisition.

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Major disruption The draft law, called the Digital Economy National Program, requires Russia's ISPs to ensure that it can operate in the event of foreign powers acting to isolate the country online.

The Beginner’s Guide to VPN Port Forwarding

The Beginner’s Guide to VPN Port Forwarding

As you might already know, you need an IP address to connect to the internet. To be able to access another computer on the internet, a device will need to connect to the router and use the router’s routable IP address.

How Does a Firewall Work?

How Does a Firewall Work?

A firewall is software or hardware that uses predetermined rules to monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic. Traditional firewalls, known as packet filters, examine data for information such as its source and destination IP address.

Why It’s Important to Secure Your Router with a VPN

Why It’s Important to Secure Your Router with a VPN

A good VPN will allow you to connect to multiple devices (generally 3-5) on a single license. Installing VPN on your router will save you money by allowing you to connect all devices with a single subscription.

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home devices, our environments are becoming more connected however this comes with the compromise of security. So what is the best way to secure your network when using IoT or Smart Home devices?

Thousands of MikroTik routers are snooping on user traffic

Thousands of MikroTik routers are snooping on user traffic

"The MikroTik RouterOS device allows users to capture packets on the router and forward the captured network traffic to the specified Stream server," the researcher said, adding that ports 20, 21, 25, 110, and 143 appear to be of the most interest to the eavesdroppers.

Computer Security Education

Computer Security Education

There are few options available that are truly "free" (open-source), affordable, and provide suitable processing power to run "secure" operating systems like Qubes-Whonix, because specific hardware requirements like VT-d and VT-x are necessary for compatibility with future software releases.

Hardware Acceleration is Here for Routers Using OpenVPN

Hardware Acceleration is Here for Routers Using OpenVPN

This article focuses on a VPN router that likely has hardware acceleration enabled (the Asus RT-AC86U 2018), and tests various configurations to make sure that the feature is working.

How to See What Your Router is Exposing to the Internet

How to See What Your Router is Exposing to the Internet

If you don’t get any results, your router likely didn’t show any ports to be open during their most recent scan. But what if the most recent Shodan scan was a while ago and you made a router configuration today that you want audited?