1/19/2010

D-Link issues fixes for router vulnerabilities

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Router manufacturer D-Link Corp. admitted that some of its routers have a vulnerability that could allow hackers access to a device’s administrative settings. The Taipei, Taiwan-based form said that it has issued patches to fix the flaws.

According to a Jan. 9 blog post from SourceSec Security Research, some D-Link routers have an insecure implementation of the Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP), which could allow an unauthorized person to change a router’s settings.

D-Link said the models affected are the DIR-855 (version A2), DIR-655 (versions A1 to A4) and DIR-635 (version B). Three discontinued models — DIR-615 (versions B1, B2 and B3), DIR-635 (version A) and DI-634M (version B1) — are also affected.

The company said new firmware updates are being made available across its Web sites.

Segway Inc. Announces Merger

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

December 24, 2009, Segway was acquired by a company that is based in the United Kingdom. The acquiring company is backed by Jimi Heselden, a prominent U.K. businessman and the Chairman of Hesco Bastion. Mr. Heselden is also an investor in the independently owned Segway U.K. distributorship.

Additionally, Segway also received funding that will be used to support the continued growth of the company.

MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to stop Oracle

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL database, said he is turning his vocal campaign against Oracle’s planned takeover of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia because the European Commission appears set to clear the deal.

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service last week continued its review of the $7 billion deal, asking for input from interested parties, and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has yet to approve the deal.

“They are powerful, self-confident and open-source-friendly countries and they have every right and opportunity to do a better job on this than the EU,” Widenius said in a statement.

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