Pierluigi Paganini August 04, 2016
Cisco Small Business Routers plagued by several critical flaws

Security experts have uncovered several critical flaws in Cisco Small Business Routers that in some cases could result in the take over of the device Security experts Adam Zielinski and Harri Kuosmanen reported to CISCO several critical and high severity flaws in the CISCO Small Business Routers. According to CISCO, the CVE-2015-6397 flaw affects RV series […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2016
A dangerous Worm is infected outdated Ubiquiti Devices worldwide

A worm is infecting routers and other wireless devices across the world made by the Ubiquiti Networks company. An insidious worm is infecting routers and other wireless devices made by Ubiquiti Networks across the world. ISPs worldwide reported the malware-based attacks, the threat can take complete control of the wireless networking equipment by exploiting a year-old remote […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2016
The Linux Remaiten malware is building a Botnet of IoT devices

Experts from the ESET firm have spotted a new threat in the wild dubbed Remaiten that targets embedded systems to recruit them in a botnet. ESET is actively monitoring malicious codes that target IoT systems such as routers, gateways and wireless access points, rather than computers or smartphones. Security researchers from ESET have discovered a new threat dubbed KTN-RM or Remaiten that targets Internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2016
0-day critical flaws in mobile modems allow hackers to take over your PC

The Russian security tester Timur Yunusov has discovered critical flaw affecting routers and 3G and 4G mobile modems from Huawei, ZTE, Gemtek, and Quanta. The Russian security tester Timur Yunusov has discovered critical vulnerabilities affecting routers and 3G and 4G mobile modems from Huawei, ZTE, Gemtek, and Quanta. The security holes could be exploited by remote attackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2015
3G/4G modems continue to be vulnerable

Researchers have conducted a series of tests on popular 3G/4G mobile modems (data dongles) and routers discovered an impressive number of serious flaws.  Sometimes old news came back threatening our cyber security, all because 3G/4G dongles keep in being as vulnerable as they were in the past. In the last report issued by the SCADA […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2015
Linux-based Moose worm turns routers into social network bots

Linux/Moose is a malware family that targets Linux-based consumer routers turning them into social network bots to use for illegal activities. ESET released a study about a new malware known as Moose worm that is compromising devices that have a weak or default credentials. The principal target of the Moose worm are the linux-based routers, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
Millions of Routers open to attack due to a NetUSB flaw

A simple vulnerability has been uncovered in the NetUSB component, millions of modern routers and other IoT devices are exposed to the risk of cyber attacks The security expert Stefan Viehbock from SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab has reported a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-3036) that potentially affects millions of routers and Internet of Things devices using the KCodes […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 24, 2015
A Large Number of Hacking Vulnerable Routers Have Been Released to the Public

Thousands of routers exposed on the Internet by the ISPs are vulnerable to hacking and consequence of attacks on a large scale could be dramatic. ISPs have provided at least 700,000 ADSL routers to the public and unfortunately these kinds of routers have been really vulnerable to every possible hacker who wants to gain the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 21, 2015
Shodan Founder finds 250,000 routers sharing same SSH keys

The Founder of Shodan John Matherly was revamping the SSH banner when discovered a large number of devices that share same SSH keys. The Founder of Shodan, John Matherly, has conducted in December 2014 a personal research discovering that more than 250,000 routers used in Spain and deployed by Telefonica de Espana, and thousands more used in other […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2015
25 billion Cyberattacks hit systems in Japan during 2014

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology revealed that more than 25 billion cyberattacks hit  systems in Japan during 2014. I decided to write this post to highlight the importance of a cybersecurity posture for any government. When the majority of people thinks to cybersecurity, has no idea of principal cyber threats and their […]