D-Link Ups Security On Routers

Saying that attacks on home and small office computers are compromising many networks, Fountain Valley-based networking hardware provider D-Link said today that it is adding a security scheme familiar to many Internet users -- CAPTCHA -- to its hardware. D-Link said that due to recent malicious attacks, which use a victim's wireless router to alter DNS records and divert web traffic, it has added new CAPTCHA security measure to its line of routers. CAPTCHA is heavily used on the Internet, requiring users to type in a garbled string of letters and numbers to ensure that a real person, and not software, is inputting information into web forms. D-Link said a number of its popular models now have support for the feature, which is available via a download from its site.