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Security Researchers Confirm an Additional 7,500 Hacked MikroTik Routers Spying on Network Traffic

MikroTik is a Latvian company which was founded in 1996 to develop routers and wireless ISP systems. The company is predominantly known for its RouterOS software system. With distributors located all around the world, including the United States, MikroTik should sound fairly familiar even though this is primarily a Cisco-dominant networking world. In July, researchers ...

VLAN Configurations, Trunk Links, and 802.1q Encapsulation

A "VLAN" is short for a "Virtual Local Area Network." You can think of them just like an ordinary LAN where each LAN is its own subnet and broadcast domain; however, a VLAN is a virtual LAN. Take a look at the network design below. This is a 10.0.0.0/24 network, which gives us 1 subnet ...

PenTest Edition: Creating an Evil Twin or Fake Access Point Using Aircrack-ng and Dnsmasq [Part 2 – the Attack]

If you haven't already begun the initial startup, you'll need to go back to PenTest Edition: Creating an Evil Twin or Fake Access Point Using Aircrack-ng and Dnsmasq [Part 1 - Setup] and update Aircrack-ng and configure the dnsmasq configuration file. After that, you can come back here and begin the attack. The information provided ...