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Hackers Hijack Chromecast Devices and Smart TVs via Exposed UPnP

A pair of hackers has launched a campaign that displays rogue messages on people’s smart TVs encouraging them to subscribe to a popular YouTube channel. The attack doesn’t seem to be malicious ...
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Hackers Exploit UPnP in Routers to Expose Private Networks to Attacks

Hackers Exploit UPnP in Routers to Expose Private Networks to Attacks

Hackers are exploiting insecure UPnP implementations in routers to expose millions of computers from inside private networks to SMB attacks. Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a service that allows devices to ...
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FBI: Kindly Reboot Your Router Now, Please

FBI: Kindly Reboot Your Router Now, Please

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that a new malware threat has rapidly infected more than a half-million consumer devices. To help arrest the spread of the malware, the FBI ...
Hackers Using Hard-to-Block DDoS Amplification Technique

Hackers Using Hard-to-Block DDoS Amplification Technique

Hackers have started to abuse routers and other internet-of-things devices that expose their UPnP interfaces to the internet to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that are hard to block, even by DDoS ...
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DEF CON 23 - Ricky Lawshae - Let's Talk About SOAP Baby, Let's Talk About UPNP

New DDoS Attack Method Demands a Fresh Approach to Amplification Assault Mitigation

Amplification attack vectors are some of the most commonly used tools in the DDoS attacker’s arsenal. In the last quarter of 2017, we saw NTP amplification employed in roughly 33 percent of ...
Some Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff

Some Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff

Most readers here have likely heard or read various prognostications about the impending doom from the proliferation of poorly-secured "Internet of Things" or IoT devices. Loosely defined as any gadget or gizmo ...