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postheadericon How many people outside the U.S. are affected by the Equifax breach?

In the recent Equifax breach you may have noticed that people in the UK and Canada are also affected but there has been little clarification as to how many.

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postheadericon Gannett Co data breach: 18,000 employees reportedly affected

Gannett Co, which owns a host of media titles across the US, has reportedly suffered a data breach following a phishing attack.

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postheadericon Yahoo experiences biggest data breach in history: 1 billion affected

Yahoo has experienced the biggest data breach in history, with up to one billion user accounts thought to have been affected by a historic security incident.

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postheadericon Myspace data breach: 360 million accounts affected

Myspace has revealed that it was the victim of a data breach. The incident took place a few years ago and is thought to have affected close to 360 million accounts.

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postheadericon BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach: 1m affected

The personal data of around 1.1 million people could be sold off on the black market after BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach.

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postheadericon 63,000 people affected by UCF data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

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postheadericon Lenovo and Superfish? Don’t panic, you may not be affected

Lenovo’s installation of a security-breaking app called Superfish on some computers has customers justifiably angry, but some folks are now unnecessarily confused by false positive detection.

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postheadericon Is DD-WRT or TomatoUSB Affected By the Shellshock Bug?

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The Shellshock Bug: Does it Affect DD-WRT & Tomato?

Another day, another threat to your online security, this one coming in the form of a bug named “Shellshock” by Security Researchers.

Naturally, we want to give our users a comprehensive sense of this new threat and provide some information and assurances about our software. So please read on to learn more about Shellshock and why FlashRouters are as safe as ever.

What Is the Shellshock Bug?

Expectedly, the explanation for the bug is dry and technical, so we’ll direct you to this invaluable Engadget article for a more specific answer and give you the important details:

Shellshock, presumably so named because it affects shells, is a bug that, well, affects shells. Shells are software that helps your computers and assorted devices interpret text so that you can understand the text and actually use the device the software is on.

And here’s where the dangerous part comes in: if an attacker requests any information from your router, security camera, or smart device that is using a BASH (Bourne Again SHell) shell, then the attacker can then add malware, allowing them to access sensitive files, activate your devices, use them, delete things, basically anything you can do on your own, and certainly things you wouldn’t want a stranger doing.

So yes, the Shellshock bug is a bit scary, so of course we take it very seriously.

Are FlashRouters Affected By the Shellshock Bug?

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Short answer: No.

Okay, maybe you deserve a little more: according to our in-house testing and multiple DD-WRT & TomatoUSB community reports, we have found that the Shellshock vulnerability will not work on a DD-WRT or TomatoUSB installed router.

As we mentioned above, the vulnerability is based on the Bourne Again Shell (or BASH), but DD-WRT & Tomato firmware use BusyBox which is confirmed to not have this issue.

That said, if you’re using Optware on your DD-WRT router,  it is recommended you turn that feature off, as that implementation is BASH based. Other than that, take comfort, FlashRouters users: as ever, our devices stand up to the test where others fail.

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