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Supposedly patched router backdoor still opens wide for secret 'knock,' says researcher

A security researcher who first discovered a back door in a number of different router models says the patch meant to fix the vulnerability didn't change anything.

Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router

Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router review: Faster than anything we’ve tested

Don’t let the retro design fool you: This puppy’s a speed demon.

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Fon pitches Gramofon Wi-Fi router with Spotify integration via Kickstarter

The router costs from $30 and will start shipping in July, if the project succeeds

Need Wi-Fi access? Just reach out and touch your router

The Wi-Fi Alliance adds near-field communication to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), so that NFC-enabled devices can gain network access by simply tapping an access point.

Linksys EA6900 Wi-Fi router

EU votes to abolish throttling Internet bandwidth

The European Parliament has adopted the strictest of three definitions of net neutrality.

Users face serious threat as hackers take aim at routers, embedded devices

Attacks are likely to continue and manufacturers are largely unprepared to respond, security researchers say

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Cisco patches vulnerabilities in small business routers and wireless LAN controllers

The flaws can be exploited to gain unauthorized access or cause denial-of-service conditions.

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Bugs & Fixes: The Moon Worm slinks by Linksys E-series routers

There's no real fix for this malware yet, but you can thwart it by keeping a specific setting disabled.

TP-Link Archer AC1900

Attack campaign compromises 300,000 home routers, alters DNS settings

Attackers have used a variety of techniques to exploit known vulnerabilities in router models from different manufacturers.

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Bugs & Fixes: Asus router vulnerability gives Plug and Play a new meaning

Turning on Universal Plug and Play causes any attached storage to be exposed to the Internet. A manual firmware fix is available.