VPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers

VPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers
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A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S.

This is a big deal, so pay attention. When your router is compromised, a hacker can inflict damage, not just on the router itself, but on every connected device running on your network. Continue readingVPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers

InSinkErator Recalls 1.4M Air Switches

InSinkErator Air Switch Recall 2018
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InSinkErator is undertaking a voluntary recall of 1,400,000 air switches due to fire hazard.

We all know water and electricity do not mix so millions of homes have installed InSinkErator countertop air switches for their disposers.

Ideally, the air switch is isolated from the electrical current. When operated, the user will not experience shock if hazardous material is present, such as water on a kitchen countertop. Continue readingInSinkErator Recalls 1.4M Air Switches

BSH Home Appliances Recalls Dishwashers

Appliance recall News
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Note: This post has been updated with new information.

Here’s a pretty serious recall you should pay attention to if you own a Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau or Kenmore Elite Dishwasher.

BSH Home Appliances is Recalling approximately 149,000 Dishwashers in the US and 45,200 in  Canada to replace faulty cords that could overheat and cause a fire. Continue readingBSH Home Appliances Recalls Dishwashers