Category: NSA

Are Router Hacks the Next Offering in the Dump-of-the-Month Club?

In the past week, the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks have shut down hospitals, businesses (including FedEx, French automaker Renault and Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica), universities, and other organizations, by attacking over 45,000 computers in 150 countries. Our users have asked us if their routers are vulnerable to these ransomware attacks. The short is no, because these […]

Cisco Asks Obama to Stop Tampering

John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems, has written a letter to President Obama asking him to stop the ongoing tampering of Cisco Networking equipment by the NSA. In his letter Chambers wrote: “if these allegations are true, these actions will undermine confidence in our industry and in the ability of technology companies to deliver […]

NSA Tampers with Routers

For years, the US government has warned the world about the dangers of Chinese-made networking equipment, claiming that they contained secret backdoors that allowed surveillance. In fact a House of Representatives committee report from 2012 claimed that two Chinese technology companies, Huawai and ZTE posed a national security threat. How ironic is it now that […]