* Posts by Singe

4 posts • joined 6 Nov 2014

Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

Singe
FAIL

The Superhub default admin password has never been "virgin", that goes as far back as the superhub 1 which is quite a few years old now.

Singe

Re: Use your own equipment

The issue isn't anything to do with DOCSIS, this is a firmware issue relating to wireless security, which applies equally to other ISP routers such as Talk Talk's D-Link ADSL router, which has an equally weak default wireless password.

Rovnix Trojan infection outbreak infects 130,000 machines in Blighty

Singe

Re: Example attacks

I can't provide specific examples, but as you're using a Linux distro as your browsing OS, you have, by default, significantly reduced the impact of malware delivered over the browser. Most malware still targets Windows users, simply because it's a lot easier. That's not to say other operating systems are less vulnerable, just less so.

Having said that, the pain of dealing with NoScript IS worth it in my opinion. It does, to my annoyance sometimes interfere with some sites I regularly visit, but in fairness, clicking on the NoScript button at the bottom of the browser usually sorts it out quickly. As it frequently updates though, and you have to admire the developer for the frequency of the updates, what you have allowed in the past may break, albeit briefly.

Singe
Holmes

Really, Noscript?

Read the article again, the threat vector is a malicious email attachment, not a drive by download!!!!

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