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[ale] ASUS RT series routers



Okay y'all, I have been able to confirm that it is legit, an update has 
just been posted on their download site in the last day or so affecting 
all RT series routers. My concern was the edm for the host or whatever 
part of the domain name, I've never seen it in prior notices, also 
something new was the email sender of ASUS_US for some reason just 
looked funny and again not been used before. According to their support 
it is something that they just started using as they revamp their site. 
I had also did their survey at the end of my chat session and bitched 
about their latest advertising campaign where "Real computer users use 
Window$ 8 with Mafia$haft Orifice as Real Software" which to me is 
saying that Linux & Libreoffice is artificial and not to be taken seriously.

Scott C.

On 02/26/2014 12:20 PM, Dustin Strickland wrote:
> Scott, so far as I can tell, the link is genuine, although asus.com
> does not appear to be using HTTPS, so... Perhaps you should look at the
> mail headers to see where it originated from.
>
> On Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:15:20 -0500
> Scott Castaline <skotchman at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Anyone with an ASUS RT series router? I have the RT-N66U and received
>> and email today from ASUS_US at edm.asus.com, which I did not recognize
>> as having received any prior emails from that particular address. The
>> edm part concerns me the most. The email claims to a Customer Care
>> Notice with a link (Click Here  button) to download firmware. With
>> all that's been going on I just want to be sure that this is legite
>> as the site I wind up at is somewhat different from what I had been
>> to just after 2/14 for an update back then.
>>
>> http://etrk.asus.com/web_service/P/a.aspx?m=UnitedStates&c=website&e=80&s=19764&md=0&t=A_1
>>
>> The above is the link copied from the email I received. Again just
>> checking, possibly just being overly paranoid, but just not sure.
>> Also I seem to be having problems accessing their site from my old
>> (worked fine last time I downloaded) bookmarks.
>>
>> Scott C.
>>
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