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warning re security of router. 2022

shopwr14
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warning re security of router. 2022

 

I have a plusnet router. How do I know if it is open to the attack described in 'Tom's Guide', which says "A severe security flaw could let malicious hackers attack and take over millions of home Wi-Fi routers over the internet, researchers disclosed today (Jan. 11).

So far, only Netgear is known to have released patches for its affected models, although routers made by Edimax, D-Link, Tenda, TP-Link and Western Digital are also believed to be vulnerable.

"This vulnerability affects millions of devices around the world and in some instances may be completely remotely accessible," wrote Sentinel Labs researcher Max van Amerongen in a company blog post.

Successful router hijacks would let a hacker control all aspects of a victim's internet traffic and stage further attacks such as sending users to phishing sites or infecting other devices on the network.

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Re: warning re security of router. 2022


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Re: warning re security of router. 2022

Simplest answer is to read the whole article and then run a port probe using GRC's port scanner - see GRC | ShieldsUP! — Single Port Probe

 

I'm running a Hub Two and the referenced port does not respond to probes.

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