Category: Cisco

Help! I have the Cisco-Rogers Problem

I’ve been asked by some people what they should do if they also have the Cisco DPC3825 modem/router issue from Rogers. Here’s what I’d suggest: 1. Determine if you have the problem Look at your modem and see if it’s made by Cisco. I know that Rogers also uses modems from Hitron and Scientific Atlanta, […]

New Cisco Vulnerability – My Personal Journey

Yesterday, Cisco announced that nine of their home networking products had a critical security vulnerability that needs to be fixed. The problem stems from a buffer overflow that allows incorrect validation of HTTP requests, and will allow a hacker to run arbitrary code on your device. This new Cisco vulnerability was officially disclosed by Cisco as well […]

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 […]

Heartbleed and Home Routers

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Heartbleed bug which affects systems that depend on the OpenSSL library. This bug could possibly allow unauthorized people to gain access to data that they shouldn’t in a supposedly secure and encrypted connection. Because of this bug, many websites that depended on OpenSSL to manage their […]


Ever since the discovery of the Linksys “Moon” worm that relies on HNAP, many people have been interested in this protocol. What is it? What is it vulnerable to? HNAP or Home Network Administration Protocol was developed by Pure Networks for their Network Magic product – a system to make managing home networks more easily. This […]

Cisco Connect Cloud Controversy

Cisco Connect Cloud is a service offered by Cisco for some of their Linksys routers. It gives you the ability to manage your Linksys router through the Cisco website by means of “The Cloud”. Everything needs to mention “The Cloud” these days for marketing purposes, but it’s really unclear what advantages such a system has. […]