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Google researchers disclosed seven serious flaws in an open-source DNS software package Dnsmasq, which is is commonly preinstalled on routers, servers, smartphones, IoT devices and operating systems such the Linux distributions Ubuntu and Debian. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited to run malicious code and hijack the device.

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More than 20 Linksys router models are vulnerable to attacks that allow a third party to reboot, lock out and extract sensitive router data from affected devices. According to IOActive, impacted routers include some of its latest Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router brands, specifically the EA and WRT series. There is currently no fix for the flaws, however there are measures users can take to mitigate risk.

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It’s a bad week for all things network security as Cisco spewed out 20 Security Advisories and Alerts – two critical and three high-impact – that customers should be aware of and implement patches where they can. Cisco, like other big enterprise vendors, regularly issues security warnings but 20 in one day is an unusual […]

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