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WinRAR patched 19-year-old bug
2019-02-21 14:24 EST by Daniela
WinRAR has patched a 19-year-old security vulnerability that allowed attackers to infect your computer with malware via specially crafted ACE archives. It was discovered by researchers at Check Point Software Technologies.The vulnerability itself lies in unacev2.dll, a library used to parse ACE archives, a little-used compression format that dates back to the 1990s. In practice, the vulnerability... »
Google admits error over hidden microphone
2019-02-20 12:45 EST by Daniela
Google has admitted that it made an error in not disclosing that one of its Nest Secure home alarm products - Nest Guard - contained a microphone.The hardware feature came to light after Google announced a software update to the Nest Secure system would enable it to use its voice-activated helper, Google Assistant, which is powered by artificial intelligence to answer queries and commands.At... »
Huawei: 'There's no way the US can crush us'
2019-02-19 17:44 EST by Daniela
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in a recent interview that the US government's accusations and criminal indictments, including fraud and the theft of trade secrets, won't be enough to "crush" Huawei. His daughter was arrested in Vancouver in December at the request of the US and charged with bank and wire fraud to violate American sanctions against Iran."There's no way the US can crush us," he... »
Google fixes private browsing bug in Chrome
2019-02-18 17:47 EST by Daniela
Google Chrome's Incognito mode has long had a loophole that allowed web developers to know when Incognito is running and when it's not. Website developers have used this bug to block users who run private browsing.Those that've used this mode in the past likely used it to avoid being tracked for advertisements and/or to make sure what they were looking at wasn't part of their internet browser... »
Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC
2019-02-15 15:59 EST by Daniela
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a multibillion-dollar fine to settle an investigation into the social network's privacy practices, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The fine would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a technology company, but the two sides have not yet agreed on an exact amount. If talks break down, the FTC could take the matter to court in... »
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Sales Revenue of Fiber Optic Perimeter Security Marketto Soar in the Near Future Owing to Growing Consumer Adoption - Digital Day News
Future network security of intelligent platforms Ericsson - Ericsson
Cisco exec. details how Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will fire-up enterprises in 2019 and beyond - Network World
Wireless network configuration basics 5 steps to follow - TechTarget
Netgear CM1150V VoIP Gateway
Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem For Xfinity Voice
Netgear Nighthawk ultra-high speed cable modem for Xfinity Voice (CM1150V) delivers gigabit speed cable internet and call clarity.
Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router
The Netgear AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is a fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. With up to 300+1300Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.
Asus GT-AX11000 Wireless Router
AX11000 Tri-band WiFi Gaming Router (ROG Rapture)
The GT-AX11000 is a 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with quad-core processor, 2.5G gaming port, DFS band, WTFast, Adaptive QoS, AiMesh for mesh wifi system and AiProtection network security.
Netis DL4480V1 VoIP Gateway
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL2 IAD Router
DL4480V1 is a VDSL2 4-in-1 device that combines the functions of a high speed VDSL2 modem, 4-port NAT router, VoIP gateway and wireless AC access point.
Kasda KW6516 Wireless Router
802.11ac 1200Mbps Wireless Router
KW6516 is an 802.11ac standard 1200Mbps Wi-Fi router with a Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports. The unit comes with five external antennas.
TP-Link Archer AX6000 Wireless Router
AX6000 Wireless Router
The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first router with Wi-Fi 6 – based on the next generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi technology. Take your Wi-Fi to the next level while being backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.
Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Tweaks
by Philip (153 comments)
Windows Vista introduces a number of new features to the TCP/IP stack, including CTCP, and TCP Window Auto-Tuning. This new implementation works much better by default than previous Windows versions with broadband internet connections, and is able to adjust the RWIN value on the fly, depending on the BDP (bandwidth-delay product). This, however, introduces some problems with older routers and restricts the user from tweaking some of the TCP/IP parameters. Still, there is always some room for... »
How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
by Philip (93 comments)
Introduction With the popularity of wireless networks and mobile computing, an overall understanding of common security issues has become not only relevant, but very necessary for both home/SOHO users and IT professionals alike. This article is aimed at illustrating current security flaws in WEP/WPA/WPA2. Successfully cracking a wireless network assumes some basic familiarity with networking principles and terminology, as well as working with command-line tools. A basic familiarity... »
How to set a Wireless Router as an Access Point
by Philip (228 comments)
I've often found it useful to get just the wireless functionality out of a WiFi router and reuse it as an access point. Wireless routers seem more common, and are often priced even lower than wireless access points. Adding an access point to a wired network already in place, or to one where the main NAT router is provided by the ISP is usually the easiest solution. However, introducing a second NAT router on the network is not a good idea, especially without some tweaking to set it... »
Windows 8, 10, 2012 Server TCP/IP Tweaks
by Philip (36 comments)
The Windows 8 TCP/IP implementation shares many traits with earlier Windows versions, however, there are some subtle differences, new syntax for applying tweaks, and some new settings. Windows 8 generally works well by default for many broadband connections, yet there is always some room for improvement and we will try to cover all relevant settings and their effect on your connection in detail below.To run some of the outlined commands, you will need to use an administrator account. With... »
by Philip (44 comments)
Online Gaming can often benefit from some fine-tuning of Windows TCP/IP settings and the Network Adapter properties. This article is intended to supplement our general broadband tweaks and list only TCP/IP settings that are specific to online gaming and reducing network latency. Some of these settings are also mentioned in our general tweaking articles, however, the emphasis here is on latency rather than throughput, and we have complemented the tweaks with more gaming-specific recommendations... »
Windows 10 Anniversary updates to TCP
Windows 10 Anniversary update adds support for a few newer TCP protocol options aimed to improve web browsing speed and reduce latency. Even though many of them are not user-editable in the client variants of the OS, I will outline the important changes below.TCP Fast Open (TFO) - RFC 7413TFO allows for sending and receiving data in the initial SYN packets during the TCP handshake. If supported by both the client and the server, it allows for reduced latency in establishing successive TCP... »
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