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Singapore tightens security requirements for new home routers

Come April 13 next year, home routers will have to meet new security requirements before they can be put up for sale in Singapore. These include unique login credentials and default automatic downloads of security patches. 

The new mandate is aimed at improving the security of these devices, which are popular targets amongst malicious hackers who are looking to breach home networks, according to industry regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Stipulated as being part of the country’s Technical Specifications for Residential Gateways, the enhanced security requirements were finalised following an earlier consultation exercise that sought feedback from the public and industry. 

While these mandates are set to come into effect from 13 April 2021, home routers previously approved by IMDA will be allowed to remain on sale until October 12 next year.

Users of existing home routers will not need to change their current routers, but they are encouraged

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Singapore Home Sales Beat Expectations and Rise to 11-Month High

(Bloomberg) — Singapore home sales surged to an 11-month high in August, buoyed by demand from locals who are betting that prices will rebound as soon as next year.



a view of a city with tall buildings in the background: Housing blocks stand in the Punggol area in Singapore on Monday, April 20, 2020. The number of daily coronavirus cases in Singapore topped 1,000 for the first time since the pandemic began, as an outbreak among migrant workers living in shared dormitories continued to surge.


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Housing blocks stand in the Punggol area in Singapore on Monday, April 20, 2020. The number of daily coronavirus cases in Singapore topped 1,000 for the first time since the pandemic began, as an outbreak among migrant workers living in shared dormitories continued to surge.

The number of new units sold rose 16% to 1,256 last month from 1,080 in July, according to Urban Redevelopment Authority data released Tuesday. That’s the most since September last year and up from a near six-year low in April during the height of the lockdown.

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Fears of Singapore falling into a prolonged recession are subsiding with home sales growing for the fourth-consecutive month. Singapore forecast its worst recession on record in

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