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FBI: Kindly Reboot Your Router Now, Please

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    Chris
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    IMO, the router brands should be a bit more responsible for this.

    IMO, the router brands should be a bit more responsible for this.

    3 votes
    1. Deimos
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      I agree. I know it will be difficult and have all sorts of scary implications, but the current situation where hardware manufacturers (especially for all sorts of "Internet of Things" devices)...

      I agree. I know it will be difficult and have all sorts of scary implications, but the current situation where hardware manufacturers (especially for all sorts of "Internet of Things" devices) don't seem to have any liability at all for blatant security issues is really not good. One of the major reasons for the massive increases in DDoS attacks lately is because there are so many shitty IoT devices like cameras that are trivial to compromise and turn into a massive botnet.

      2 votes
  2. Swift
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    I haven't heard much about this aside from a single post on Reddit, but this sounds BIG.

    I haven't heard much about this aside from a single post on Reddit, but this sounds BIG.

    2 votes
  3. Parliament
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    I have the NETGEAR R8000, and my connection was acting weird for only the second time in 3 years (muni fiber) just today. Am I being paranoid? I do have an NAS, and the Apple TV and mobile app...

    I have the NETGEAR R8000, and my connection was acting weird for only the second time in 3 years (muni fiber) just today. Am I being paranoid? I do have an NAS, and the Apple TV and mobile app seemed to be the only platforms with media playback issues earlier when trying to use Plex. Some of the other Apple TV apps suffered too, but desktop Plex was fine. Router reboot solved the issues.

    I thought it might have been the bad storm that just came through today. That was the reason for the last time my connection had problems.

    1 vote