Mar 25

Overview

 

On February 22, 2019, D-Link was made aware of the Cr1ptT0r Ransomware targeting some D-Link Network Attached Storage (NAS).

 

Public post

 

Bleeping Computer : HERE

 

Description of Ransomware Security Issue:

In a Ransomware attack,the Ransomware encrypt stored information and then demands payment to decrypt the information. At this time, based on the current information available to us, the antivirus companies have not yet created a new tool  to decrypt information attacked by the Cr1ptT0r Ransomware (or Ransomware family). To recover the encrypted information, users will need to retrieve the data from their previous backup.

The models in the table below are potentially at risk. For owners of these products, we urge you to take the following actions promptly:

 

Model H/W Version Latest F/W Version Actions to take
DNS-320 Ax 2.05 Disable the Internet connection to NAS
DNS-320 Bx 1.02 Disable the Internet connection to NAS
DNS-325 Ax 1.05 Disable the Internet connection to NAS
DNS-320L Ax 1.11 Update to latest firmware version
DNS-327L Ax 1.10 Update to latest firmware version

Ransomware is a virus that attacks a device. Once the device is infected by the virus, firmware updates will not restore your data.  Firmware updates are often directed  to address security vulnerabilities from internet attacks in D-Link devices. Given new tools were created by anti-virus companies to address the prior instances of ransomware attacks, there may be decrypting tools developed in the future. Until that time, Tto better protect your devices from Internet viruses, malware and ransomware:

1. Do not connect these devices directly to the Internet and/or port-forward services directly from the Internet.

  1. Keep device firmware up-to-date.

  1. Any computer accessing information on these devices should have appropriate anti-virus protection and malware protection enabled

  1. Regular back-ups of stored information on these devices should occur in case a disaster recovery is needed.

For DNS-320 Ax/Bx users, a security patch firmware version will be available soon.  Until it is available, please disable the port forwarding service and DMZ setting on your router to prevent direct access by the ransomware.

D-Link DNS-325 has passed its end of service date as displayed on its product support page. Once a product is end of service, it is no longer supported by D-Link through customer support and it does not receive software/firmware updates. For these models, please remove the Internet access of NAS on your router by disabling the port forwarding and DMZ setting.

Please check back here or on the specific product page for the most updated information.

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Mar 28

D-LINK HAS REVEALED a new piece of software designed to simplify distributed network management through a single cloud portal.

D-Link Central Wi-Fi Manager CWM-100 is a free toolkit to allow multi-site businesses to manage the network from a central hub.

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The software is a free download offered with selected D-Link wireless access point products.

“In a connected world, the network is at the heart of the business. The growth in adoption of cloud-based applications, real-time communication and remote working mean that connectivity is now mission critical,” said Paul Routledge, marketing manager for D-Link UK.

Security is offered via a support structure for local database, external RADIUS server, LDAP and WiFi password authentication and granular user access control.

Management can be assigned to a range of roles with specific access and authorisation levels, augmented by NAT pass through to allow the controller to manage firewalled access points.

Routledge said: “The D-Link Central Wi-Fi Manager allows any network manager – whether an internal employee or an external provider – to deliver real-time monitoring and management, as well as detailed reporting. The end result is a network that is easy to deploy, set up, monitor and upgrade.”

Also included is the ability to create an access point once and then reuse that same configuration over again with other APs.

Reports included are fully graphical, allowing network managers to drill down into the needs and requirements of the network from a technical and user perspective.

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Jan 08

D-Link is “trying to recapture the high end of the market in terms of performance,” VP of marketing Dan Kelley told me in an embargoed interview last month. I haven’t been able to test D-Link’s new Ultra Performance series of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and adapters, but their radical industrial designs are sure to turn heads.

D-Link is showing three new routers at CES this week—the D-Link DIR-895L/R, the DIR-890L/R, and the DIR-885L/R—along with the spherical DWA-192/R USB 3.0 Wi-Fi adapter.

The company is also pushing the price envelope, asking enthusiasts to cough up $310 for the model in the middle of the new range. It should be available for purchase now. D-Link says the rest of the lineup will be available in the second quarter, but it has not released pricing guidance on the other new routers or the Wi-Fi adapter.

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D-Link’s new DIR-885L/R 802.11ac Wi-Fi router is in the center. The flagship DIR-895L/R is on the left and the DIR-890L is on the right. 

The flagship DIR-895L/R is based on Broadcom’s BCM47094 chipset and can operate two independent networks on the 5GHz frequency band (with theoretical TCP throughput to 802.11ac clients of 2165Mbps on each), and a third network on the 2.4GHz band with theoretical TCP throughput of 1000Mbps. It will be outfitted with eight high-power antennas, and it supports MU-MIMO (multiple users-multiple input/multiple output) technology so that it can stream high-definition video and audio to multiple clients.

The DIR-890L, equipped with six antennas, can also operate two independent 5GHz networks, but its TCP throughput maxes out at 1300Mbps to 802.11ac clients. It delivers throughput up to 600Mbps on its third network, which operates on the 2.4GHz band. The four-antenna DIR-885L/R, meanwhile, operates one 5GHz network with throughput up to 2165Mbps, and one 2.4GHz network with throughput up to 1000Mbps. D-Link arrives at its AC5300 label by summing those numbers. (The AC5600 and throughput numbers in the slide below have been revised downward.)

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D-Link’s DIR-895R/L boasts very high specifications, and will likely have a price tag to match when it ships in the second quarter. 

All three of the new routers will feature an all-new user interface that should make it easier to set up and manage your router and network using only a smartphone or tablet—good news for consumers who don’t have a Mac or PC. And all three will support beam forming, D-Link’s QoS engine, and SharePort technology for sharing a USB printer and a USB storage device on the network.

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D-Link’s DWA-192 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter is shaped like a ball. 

D-Link describes its D-Link DWA-192/R as an AC1900 Wi-Fi adapter, but arrives at that label by summing its maximum throughput of 1300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band with its max throughput of 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. As an AC adapter, it has the same specification as the Asus USB-AC56 adapter (although that part supports maximum throughput of only 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band).

I suspect the DWA-192/R’s spherical design will render the adapter more omnidirectional, but I’ll have to wait until I can test one. D-Link expects it to ship in the second quarter, but hasn’t announced pricing.

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Dec 03

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 

Today D-Link announced it is shipping the mydlink® Network Video Recorder with HDMI Output (D-Link DNR-312L). Designed with small business owners in mind, the DNR-312L NVR is simple to set up and operate and allows users to keep a close eye on their businesses locally with a mouse and HD monitor, or remotely with a phone, tablet or PC. Users can customize the ideal security solution by mixing and matching up to nine D-Link® network cameras, and can view, record and play back footage from all nine cameras simultaneously.

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With plug and play configuration, the DNR-312L automatically finds and records video and audio from D-Link network cameras and can be set to record continuously, on a schedule or based on motion. Its single storage bay accepts a hard drive up to 6TB in size, providing a recording retention period of 30 days or longer. A scheduled back-up function allows one or more camera recordings to be backed up to a USB drive, network storage or an FTP server.

“The D-Link DNR-312L NVR is a great solution for restaurants, gas stations, liquor stores, and other small footprint retail locations,” said Vance Kozik, director of marketing for IP Surveillance, D-Link Systems, Inc. “The ability to plug the DNR-312L directly into a 1080p monitor and be able to view, play back and export video without the need for a computer makes this NVR an ideal solution for a small business. The 1080p monitor support also enables a store owner or manager to display live video so customers are aware of the store’s surveillance without having to dedicate additional resources.”

A variety of viewing options exist for the DNR-312L, including web browser, mobile app and the native HDMI port. The graphic user interface look, feel and functionality of the HDMI output is closely matched by the web browser interface for a consistent user experience. Functions include camera search, e-map support and on screen display of date, time, camera name, frame rate, and bandwidth. Additionally, the DNR-312L supports two independent streaming profiles from D-Link network cameras. One stream is high resolution to capture the important details. The second stream is lower resolution and is used for the nine-camera view and for mobile app use. Both streams are simultaneously recorded and available for playback.

More about the D-Link DNR-312L:

  • View, record, play back, export up to nine D-Link network cameras
  • HDMI output for 1080p monitors
  • Free mobile app for viewing live and recorded video
  • Web browser client matches HDMI interface and supports most popular browsers
  • Continuous, scheduled or motion detection recording
  • Two USB ports for mouse and optional storage back-up
  • Pan/tilt/zoom controls for PTZ cameras
  • E-Map function shows map of cameras with activity icons
  • Drag and drop camera support for customizing viewing screen
  • mydlink cloud service included

Pricing & Availability

The DNR-312L is available now for a manufacturer’s suggested price of $349.99. D-Link is also offering a special promotion through Dec. 31, 2014 – for more information, visit programs.dlink.com/FreeNVRpromotion.

D-Link’s Network Video Recorders and IP surveillance cameras are sold through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors. For more information about the DNR-312L, visit us.dlink.com/dnr-312l. For more information about all of D-Link’s IP surveillance solutions for business, visit ipsurveillance.dlink.com.

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Sep 29

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link today announced two new unmanaged, rack-mountable, 10/100 PoE switches – the 8-port DES-1008P+ and the 16-port DES-1018MP. Both products are designed for demanding applications that require full PoE power (15.4 Watts) on all ports simultaneously, such as surveillance networks with power-hungry IP cameras, or wireless network infrastructures powering 802.11ac access points.

D-Link New PoE Switches

“Some IT professionals and system integrators prefer to future-proof their networks by deploying PoE switches with full power budgets,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “D-Link’s new DES-1008P+ and DES-1018MP give them that peace of mind. Even though they may not need all that power today, they can rest easy knowing it will be available when their networking requirements change tomorrow.”

The DES-1008P+ features eight 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PoE+ ports, all of which support IEEE 802.3at (30W). With a total PoE power budget of 140 Watts, this switch can comfortably handle 15.4 Watts of PoE on all eight ports simultaneously, with extra power to spare. Its fanless design ensures quiet operation in all environments.

The DES-1018MP features 16 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet ports supporting IEEE 802.3af (15.4 Watts). Its 246.4 Watt power budget allows all 16 ports to drive 802.3af devices simultaneously, without concern of going over budget limits. The DES-1018MP also offers two Gigabit SFP/RJ45 combo uplink ports, which provide plenty of bandwidth back to the core of the network. A smart fan automatically adjusts itself to reduce power consumption and noise, and enhanced surge protection on all PoE ports protects the switch when feeding power to outdoor PoE devices.

Both models come in rugged metal housings that can be desktop or rack mounted, and both utilize an internal 100 – 240 VAC power supply. Like all D-Link® business class Ethernet switches, the DES-1008P+ and DES-1018MP offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty, furthering D-Link’s commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.

Availability
The new DES-1008P+ and DES-1018MP unmanaged 10/100 PoE switches are currently shipping through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors and online retailers. Detailed specifications are available online at www.dlink.com.

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