There’s yet another really good reason to patch your router now

There are hundreds of vulnerabilities plaguing routers (opens in new tab) of all shapes and sizes, and most of them have not been patched, new analysis from Kaspersky has warned. The company’s report says that in 2021, there had been a total of 506 new vulnerabilities discovered, out of which 87 were deemed as critical. […]

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Chinese hackers snooped on US telco traffic for years

Chinese state-sponsored actors have been successfully compromising the networks of major US telecommunications providers for years, using the foothold gained to assault other targets in both public and private sectors.  This stark warning was jointly issued by the National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). […]

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iOS 16 lets you easily share Wi-Fi passwords with all your guests

Apple has made a small change to iOS 16, but an important tweak to make life easier in certain situations, by having it so the Wi-Fi password of the network you’re currently using can now be viewed on your device. Rather than having the saved password for the current network blanked out in the Wi-Fi […]

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Mediatek’s Wi-Fi 7 promises speeds 100x faster than your average broadband

If you’ve just upgraded your entire wireless network to Wi-Fi 6E mesh or router, you might want to look away.  Mediatek has announced at Computex 2022 that it will ship its first Wi-Fi 7 platform, with one chip for clients (i.e. smartphones, tablets, computers etc) and another one for the access point (be it a […]

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5 secret Roku menus to get to know your streaming device better than ever

Roku streaming devices are loaded with pretty much every channel you’ll ever need. All of which are searchable right from the Roku Channel Store home menu. But while Roku’s forward-facing UI is both responsive and intuitive, there’s a surprising amount of data, info and settings under the hood, a lot of which you can access […]

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QNAP NAS owners told to patch immediately, again

Oh boy, QNAP NAS users can’t seem to catch a break, as they’ve been urged to patch up their endpoints immediately, again.  This time around, an unknown threat actor is on the hunt for vulnerable QNAP NAS devices to deploy the Deadbolt ransomware on. Among the vulnerable devices are those running on the QTS 4.3.6 […]

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This Netgear Orbi firmware update actually locked out users

Netgear has finally released a fix for a broken update that locked people out of some of their devices and forced them to commit to a factory reset. In late April 2022, the networking gear manufacturer released firmware update 4.6.8.2 for a number of Orbi devices (RBR750, RBS750, RBR850, and RBS850), as well as mesh […]

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Tor is about to get a whole lot faster

Tor is about to get a whole lot faster

  • May 06, 2022

The Tor Project is about to get a whole lot faster thanks to a brand new system introduced in the latest version of the popular browser. Called Congestion Control, the new system promises “significant performance improvements in Tor, as well as increased utilization of our network capacity”, the announcement reads. Congestion Control is already available […]

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Xbox app is getting a very Snapchat-like feature

Better late than never, Microsoft is adding a Snapchat-like Stories feature to the Xbox app for iOS and Android. Judging from Microsoft’s description of it, “Xbox Stories” work similarly to those on other platforms, but the content does have the distinction of lasting up to 72 hours instead of a day. This is all a […]

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Synology warns NAS users over multiple critical vulnerabilities

Network-attached storage (NAS) specialist Synology has warned its customers that some of its products are vulnerable to a number of critical vulnerabilities.  “Multiple vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information and possibly execute arbitrary code via a susceptible version of Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) and Synology Router Manager (SRM),” said the firm in an […]

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