Customers should ensure they download the firmware update from the BT website.
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COMPUTING SECURITY REVIEW - SEPTEMBER 2016 ----------------------- CHINA'S 400,000 CYBERCRIMINALS (International Business Times, dated 29th September 2016 author India Ashok) Full article [Option 1]: China has become one of the prime targets for hackers, thanks to limited availability of encryption and security resources.
The most common perception of Chinese hackers is that of state-backed operatives targeting foreign governments, which in some cases may be accurate.
However, both the government as well as businesses in China are plagued by cyberattacks, costing the nation billions of dollars every year.
According to Zheng Bu, a former executive at cybersecurity firm Fire Eye, there exists a 400,000-strong criminal hacker community in China and its proliferate activities is costing the country around 100 billion yuan ($15bn, £11.5bn) every year.
----------------------- BT's WIFI EXTENDER WORKS GREAT - AT EXTENDING YOUR PASSWORD TO HACKERS (The Register, dated 21st September 2016 author John Leyden) Full article [Option 1]: BT is urging folks to patch the firmware in its Wi-Fi Extender following the discovery of multiple security flaws.