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  • Powering the e-sports platforms

    ​In a ‘dedicated gaming house’ in suburban Kellyville run by Avant Gaming, a group of gamers sit glued to their gaming chairs for eight hours a day, often forgetting to eat and stretch, as they practice like ninjas and train for victory in the electronic gaming word.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien04 May 17 15:46
  • DEF CON: Come hack the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is talked about a lot and many people are unsure what it really is, but at DEF CON 23 this summer in Las Vegas, that should become a lot more clear as attendees compete to hack IoT devices.

    Written by Tim Greene13 July 15 23:24
  • New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

    In yet another testament of the awful state of home router security, a group of security researchers uncovered more than 60 vulnerabilities in 22 router models from different vendors, most of which were distributed by ISPs to customers.

    Written by Lucian Constantin02 June 15 22:05
  • Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

    Networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB.

    Written by Lucian Constantin22 May 15 02:42
  • Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

    Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are riddled with vulnerabilities that can put the security of sensitive data and networks at risk, a researcher has found. To prove his point, he has created a proof-of-concept worm that can infect devices from three different manufacturers.

    Written by Lucian Constantin21 Oct. 14 03:11
  • Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

    AppliedMicro has announced a new family of 64-bit ARM chips that could disrupt the stodgy but sizeable market for components used in network routers, printers and other "embedded" equipment.

    Written by James Niccolai02 Oct. 14 11:03
  • Fifteen new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

    Routers appear to be as insecure as ever, after hackers successfully compromised five popular wireless models during a contest at the DefCon 22 security conference, reporting 15 new vulnerabilities to affected vendors.

    Written by Lucian Constantin13 Aug. 14 04:10
  • Netgear Nighthawk X6 router introduces concept of tri-band wireless

    At the CE Week New York event today, Netgear announced its new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (model R8000), featuring 802.11ac wireless connectivity and using Broadcom's new 5G Wi-Fi Xstream platform. The $300 device is now available for pre-order online, with availability expected later this year.

    Written by Keith Shaw26 June 14 06:35
  • Netgear patch said to leave backdoor problem in router

    The security researcher who identified an admin backdoor in a range of routers last year has found that Netgear's patches don't adequately address the security issue.

    Written by Lucian Constantin23 April 14 23:50
  • Cisco loses round in fight against patent troll

    Cisco's attempt to block a patent enforcement company -- commonly known as patent trolls -- from collecting licensing fees has been shot down by a federal court in Chicago.

    Written by Jim Duffy08 Feb. 13 17:02