Are gaming routers worth it?

Are gaming routers worth it?

  • Aug 10, 2022

Gaming routers offer better performance and more features than most general consumer models. But, as with any gaming-focused peripheral, deciphering whether you can benefit more from one over a traditional, and often cheaper, option takes a bit of digging.  That said, gaming routers are more than aggressive-looking pieces of plastic and PCB boards. They fit […]

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More Cisco SMB router ranges have serious security flaws

Cisco has announced fixes for three major vulnerabilities found in four different series of its SMB routers (opens in new tab).  The flaws, should they be exploited, would have allowed threat actors to launch code remotely, or trigger denial of service attacks.  Those that are unable to patch immediately are out of luck – there […]

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Intel introducing Wi-Fi 7 to supercharge wireless networks in 2024

Intel is set to introduce Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) to a commercial market, which features next-generation high-speed data processing that’s more than twice as fast as Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax). The rollout will begin for laptops and be extended to all PC products by the end of 2024. According to Eric McLaughlin, vice president of Intel’s wireless […]

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We finally know what ‘Wi-Fi’ stands for – and it’s not what you think

Let me ask you a question: what does the name “Wi-Fi” mean? Considering how omnipresent Wi-Fi connections are, this should be an easy question to answer; especially if you work in the tech industry. If your answer is “wireless fidelity”, that is actually incorrect despite what you were lead to believe, so keep guessing. Could […]

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Intel CPUs could get more expensive – so should we worry about Raptor Lake pricing?

Intel could push through some potentially considerable price hikes on processors and some other components, according to a new report. Obviously as with any such speculation, treat it as just that – informed gossip from the grapevine, which in this case comes from three industry executives with direct knowledge of Intel’s purported plans, who Nikkei […]

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Attackers are infiltrating routers to take control of connected devices

An unknown threat actor is targeting routers (opens in new tab) with remote access trojans (RATs), in a bid to hijack traffic, collect sensitive data and compromise connected devices. This is according to Black Lotus Lab, the threat intelligence division of Lumen Technologies, which recently observed real-world attacks leveraging a novel malware strain, called ZuoRAT. […]

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Microsoft promises official fix for Windows VPN issues, but you’ll have to wait

 The fixes for a number of VPN issues that have been plaguing some Windows versions since this month’s Patch Tuesday are coming. Microsoft has finally confirmed that last month’s Patch Tuesday introduced connectivity issues on servers with Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) enabled, noting that client endpoints could also struggle to connect to these […]

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Cisco tells customers to upgrade VPN routers or risk attack

Cisco has advised customers to trade in old Small Business RV VPN routers for newer models, as the old ones have high-severity vulnerabilities that it won’t be patching. As reported by BleepingComputer, the company recently discovered a vulnerability revolving around insufficient user input validation of incoming HPPT packets. By sending a “specially crafted request” to […]

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The next Google Nest Wifi router is tipped to get a Wi-Fi 6 upgrade

We’ve not seen a new Google Nest Wifi product since 2019, but the rumor is that Google is about to push out a substantial upgrade to its range of mesh routers – and this time the latest Wi-Fi 6 speeds and technologies are going to be supported. This is according to an anonymous source speaking […]

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5 most common ways criminals perform identity theft

To steal your ID, cybercriminals need to catch you unawares. A momentary lapse of concentration and the necessary information could be handed over without protest, almost subconsciously. Like all scams, ID theft works when you least expect it. Several techniques are in use by cybercriminals that help them steal your ID and the contents of […]

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