ASUS released a new security update in response to Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors that targeted certain international organizations. A new version of ASUS Live Update was made available.
Cyber attackers have hijacked ASUS Live Update and downloaded a back-doored version to thousands of ASUS PCs last year. The utility is pre-installed on most ASUS computers and is used to keep ASUS PCs up-to-date with latest firmware, drivers and applications.
Trend Micro recently gathered and published new vulnerability scan data on Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as home routers and Wi-Fi devices that could be vulnerable to malware threats such as VPNFilter.