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Security Vulnerability

Multiple Netgear Routers are Vulnerable (VU#582384)

According to US-CERT (part of the Department of Homeland Security), Netgear R6200, R6250, R6400, R6700, R6900, R7000, R7100LG, R7300, R7900, R8000, D6220, and D6400 routers, and possibly other models, are vulnerable to arbitrary command injection. If you use one of the vulnerable Netgear routers, we recommend that you apply an update provided by Netgear, or discontinue use and replace the vulnerable device.

Please dispose of old electronics responsibly using available recycling/disposal services including those provided by Virginia Localities Offering eCycling Services and Staples Recycling Services.

Review US-CERT’s Vulnerability Note VU#582384 for more details. Refer to Netgear’s Security Advisory for VU 582384, PSV-2016-0245 for more details, instructions, and links to available firmware updates to install on certain vulnerable models.

Contact Netgear Support or a local computer shop for assistance with installing Netgear router firmware updates. Be sure to mention the Netgear Security Advisory for VU 582384, PSV-2016-0245.

WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release

Customers using WordPress on their hosted web sites should immediately update due to a critical security issue. See…

https://wordpress.org/news/2015/04/wordpress-4-2-1/

WordPress 4.2.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site. The vulnerability was discovered by Jouko Pynnönen.

WordPress 4.2.1 has begun to roll out as an automatic background update, for sites that support those.

For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.2.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now”.

D-Link Router Security Issue

Vulnerabilities have recently been discovered that affect certain models of D-Link broadband routers. If you are using one of the affected models you should take steps to update the firmware of your router with the security patch provided by D-Link, or replace the device.

The list of affected D-Link router models can be found in CERT Vulnerability Note VU#248083 or in D-Link’s page on the issue. D-Link’s page says that firmware updates should be available by the 31st of October, 2013.

An example photo of a D-Link DI-524 wireless router (one of the affected models) can be found here.

If your D-Link model IS NOT listed as affected then you DO NOT need to take any action.

You should not continue to operate a vulnerable D-Link router because it will put your computers and personal information at risk.

If you would like to replace an affected D-Link device, and you would like to purchase a replacement router from Widomaker, please call, or e-mail, our office to discuss the available options.

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