Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1800 Beta firmware updates available for vulnerable Netgear routers
Netgear has begun pushing out beta versions of firmware updates that will address a critical vulnerability that was disclosed late last week.

The networking vendor also confirmed that many more routers in its Nighthawk line are vulnerable than originally reported. The flaw allows attackers to carry out command injection attacks, and are reportedly trivial to exploit.

“While we are working on the production version of the firmware, we are providing a beta version of this firmware release. This beta firmware has not been fully tested and might not work for all users,” Netgear said an advisory updated today. “NETGEAR is offering this beta firmware release as a temporary solution, but NETGEAR strongly recommends that all users download the production version of the firmware release as soon as it is available.”
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#1803 First version of zandboxed Tor browser available
#1802 SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics
#1801 Malware found in the firmware of 26 low-cost Android devices
#1800 Beta firmware updates available for vulnerable Netgear routers
#1799 Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions
#1798 Android, iOS secure ID: Estonia says it's taking digital authentication to new levels
#1797 Apple ships iOS 10.2, fixes ‘Find my iPhone’ hole plus five lockscreen bugs
#1796 Three serious Linux kernel security holes patched
#1795 Fancy Bear ramping up infowar against Germany - and rest of West
#1794 Netgear users advised to stop using affected routers after severe flaw found
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