Hackers hijacked update server to install backdoors on ASUS machines

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    Incase others have not seen the below thread on Engadget.com,  they have published a report from Kaspersky identifying malware has been distributed to more than half a million ASUS windows computers via an compromised update server.

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/25/asus-hack-shadowhammer-backdoor/?guccounter=1

    I have spoken with the ASUS (Wifi) Team and this attack does not effect wifi (router) products, as they use different servers and authentication/verification methods.

    I have also asked ASUS wifi team that any lessons learnt are quickly applied to the wifi (router) distribution servers A.S.A.P.

    ASUS response to the above attack (below)

    https://www.asus.com/News/hqfgVUyZ6uyAyJe1

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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