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Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard

One of the hackers who amassed a new massive army of zombie internet-connected devices that can launch disruptive cyber-attacks—even by mistake—now claims to have taken control of 3.2 million home routers, taking advantage of a flaw that allowed anyone to connect to them. Continue reading Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device

by Darlene Storm, ComputerWorld

Samy Kamkar’s PoisonTap can leave a remotely accessible backdoor on your computer and router.

If you lock your computer and walk away, it takes only 30 seconds for a hacker armed with a small $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, which is loaded with devious code, to completely pwn your password-protected computer and install remotely accessible backdoors.

PoisonTap, the latest creation of hacker and developer Samy Kamkar, has a long list of wicked slick capabilities, including the fact that after an attacker removes the device from a USB port, a backdoor and remote access will persist on both your computer and your router. Continue reading Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device