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    Senior Member DeadAddict's Avatar
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    Netgear flaw triggers accidental DoS attack

    Network hardware maker Netgear has warned its customers of a flaw in some of its router products that has set off an accidental denial-of-service attack on the University of Wisconsin.

    http://news.com.com/2100-1002_3-5068035.html?tag=fd_top

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    I'm surprised this has only just been reported because it's actually quite old news. Netgear have had a firmware update available on their website for at least a month - I got a RP614v2 for home about a month ago and did the proper thing and checked for firmware updates immediately.

    update available from

    http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101176.asp

    warning, if you have the RP614v2 do NOT apply the update for RP614 and vice versa.

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    Re: Netgear flaw triggers accidental DoS attack

    Originally posted here by DeadAddict
    Network hardware maker Netgear has warned its customers of a flaw in some of its router products that has set off an accidental denial-of-service attack on the University of Wisconsin.

    http://news.com.com/2100-1002_3-5068035.html?tag=fd_top
    Thank you for the heads up - just checked out my netgear pool & we aren't affected.

    Steve
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    I know that there are some users out there that use routers from netgear and don't even bother checking to see if there is a firmware update. it is sad that they don't thanks DeadAddict for the heads up.

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