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DSL routers prone to remote hacking, says Carnegie Mellon University CERT report

It appears that hackers have found vulnerabilities in a number of DSL routers from four major manufacturers that allow the devices to be accessed remotely via a hidden administrator account. An alert issued by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University revealed that DSL routers from Asus, Digicom, Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), and ZTE are affected by this issue.

Charter website has huge privacy hole, security researcher claims

A young security researcher says he's uncovered a vulnerability in a Charter Communications customer service site that could expose sensitive customer information.

House measure proposes help for companies experiencing cybersecurity attacks

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure that should help companies deal with the privacy and financial issues surrounding cybersecurity attacks.

SCTE's Dzuban on bringing down cable's electric bill and protecting its networks from hackers

He drives a Jeep, and by all accounts, he's an outdoorsman. But don't be fooled by the aggressive energy-savings initiative Mark Dzuban is spearheading. Energy 2020, a wide-reaching cable-industry push to reduce electrical power consumption by at least 25 percent by the year 2020, is as much about hard economic reality for the cable business as it is about tree-hugging. What's at stake? By Dzuban's estimates, more than $1 billion.

Sony's Harai at CES: Makes first public comments on hacking, touts PlayStation 4 sales, 4K

Using descriptors like "vicious" and "malicious," Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai used his company's Consumer Electronics Show press conference Monday to finally break his public silence about the crippling IT attack on Sony Pictures last month.

Rumor mill: Dish's Ergen balked on showing Sony's 'The Interview'

Dish Network engaged in talks with embattled Sony Pictures over the weekend about screening the comedy feature The Interview for its 14 million subscribers, but ultimately balked.

Pay-TV VOD exclusive for 'The Interview'? Sony says no

With most of the large U.S. theater chains backing away from its mid-budget comedy feature The Interview amid an unprecedented global computer hacking threat, might Sony consider releasing the $42 million film via online streaming or pay-TV VOD?

Sony lawyer warns news outlets not to report on 'stolen data'

One of the pay-TV industry's linchpin programmers, Sony Pictures, rendered its most aggressive response yet to an unprecedented three-week-old network hacking crisis.

More Sony hacking leaks: Conglom mulled sale of majority stake in Crackle

The unprecedented, ruthless attack on Sony Pictures' IT network has exposed top film executives making disparaging remarks about movie stars, producers and even the President of the United States.

Alcatel-Lucent completes sale of cybersecurity unit to Thales

Alcatel-Lucent has finalized the sale of its cybersecurity and security services business to Thales for an undisclosed amount, another move in its effort to shed non-core assets.