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A bug in Wi-Fi ‘extenders’ could give a hacker full control over the devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The vulnerability in a piece of TP-Link gear is just the latest bug to be found in popular home networking equipment.

Researchers are still using lessons from VPNFilter to track threats one year later

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The lessons learned from that takedown of the 500,000-router botnet are still reverberating today in the cybersecurity community.

Mirai offshoot offers 'greater firepower' for DDoS attacks, researchers warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

Operators of the new variant have gone after devices that are popular with businesses, such as wireless presentation systems, according to Unit 42.

CenturyLink sounds the alarm about TheMoon botnet, a versatile tool for fraud

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

New research is a reminder of how versatile the hordes of infected computers can be in catering to hackers’ needs.

U.S. announces disruption of ‘Joanap’ botnet linked with North Korea

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Joanap's disruption comes after U.S. charges against a North Korean linked with the Sony Pictures hack.

From DDoS attacks to ad fraud: Smarter bots are copying human behavior

by Jeff Stone • 8 months ago

Botnets scope remains difficult to quantify, but it’s clear the issue is getting tougher to deal with.

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