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Another “Uh oh” (Scary)

Well, I can’t say I didn’t see this coming, but… uh oh.

* U.S. government warns of hack threat to network gear

(Reuters) – “The Department of Homeland Security urged computer users on Tuesday to disable a common networking technology feature, after researchers warned that hackers could exploit flaws to gain access to tens of millions ¹ of vulnerable devices.

The U.S. government’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team, on its website, advised consumers and businesses to disable a feature known as Universal Plug and Play or UPnP, and some other related features that make devices from computers to printers accessible over the open Internet.” Read more..

It’s kind of what happens when you think about security after you design and build something.. Like we’ve done with this “tech”.

Rapid 7’s free “are you vulnerable?” scanner: ScanNow for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

¹ emphasis: mine

Unrelated reading reco: 100 Wars

Today’s quote:Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” ~ Margaret Young


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January 30, 2013 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, hardware, Internet, News, security | , , , , | 4 Comments