Cisco routers vulnerable due to replacing firmware with backdoor version
The U.S. government is warning about the China-affiliated Blacktech hacker gang replacing firmware in edge devices with its own backdoor version. Cisco routers in particular are vulnerable.
The U.S. NSA, FBI, regulator CISA and Japanese police are warning about the activities of the Blacktech ha... Read more
AVrecon: the malware with a botnet army of 70K routers
Researchers at Black Lotus Labs have tracked down a malware variant that has been flying under the radar for two years: AVrecon. The team, part of Lumen Technologies, talks about one of the biggest malware plagues that have targeted SOHO routers.
Black Lotus Labs followed AVrecon for 28 days to ... Read more
Cisco warns of critical vulnerability in Nexus 9000 switches
Cisco is warning customers of a vulnerability in its Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches. Due to CVE-2023-20185, hackers are able to read or modify encrypted traffic.
According to Cisco, the vulnerability is related to the implementation of the keys used by the CloudSec encryption functionality on... Read more
Synology introduces WRX560 wifi 6 home router
Synology launched the WRX560. The router provides fast and secure internet in homes.
The WRX560 aims to give households high-speed wireless internet. The router offers a maximum throughput of 3000 Mbps. Throughput peaks at 600 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 2400 Mbps for 5 GHz. The router is approved for ... Read more
TP-link launches Omada ER7212, all-in-one router, switch and controller
TP-link introduced the Omada ER7212PC, an all-in-one router, switch and controller. Support for VPN and PoE make for a versatile device.
The Omada ER7212PC will be available from November 1 for a suggested retail price of €279 (VAT included).
The model has eight LAN ports and a handful of ... Read more
Qnap launches QHora-321 and QHora-322 routers for SD-WANs
Qnap introduced the QHora-321 and QHora-322, two wired routers for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). After a brief configuration, the routers allow all devices on a local area network to be reached with a secure VPN connection.
The routers expand Qnap's existing QHora portfolio. All... Read more
Zyxel combines 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in NR5101 5G indoor router
Zyxel introduced the NR5101 5G indoor router. The model combines Wi-Fi 6 WLAN with six antennas for 5G, LTE and 3G.
The NR5101 offers full support for 5G. Massive MIMO, beamforming and OFDM are present. In addition, the model connects up to 64 devices through Wi-Fi 6.
The combination creates ... Read more
Update: newer TP-Link routers share DNS requests without permission
Newer TP-Link router models share data with security company Avira without permission.
According to a Reddit poster and tech website XDA, TP-Link's standalone and mesh routers secretly share data about many DNS requests with security company Avira. Sharing is enabled by default.
Avira provid... Read more
Juniper Networks expands SSR router portfolio
Juniper Networks has expanded its router portfolio with new virtual Session Smart Router (SSR) features. The organization also announces two hardware-based SSR routers for branch offices.
Juniper Networks' virtual router solutions are based on technology from 128 Technology, which it acquired in... Read more
Cisco says it will not patch a critical vulnerability in its older routers
A critical flaw in older Cisco Systems routers will not be patched after the company advised users that they have reached their end-of-life status.
The vulnerability is present in the Universal Plug-and-Play services in Cisco Small Business RV214W, RV130W, RV130, and RV110W routers. Cisco rated ... Read more