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TP link routers Vunrable

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TP link routers Vunrable

Well over 185,000 TP-Link routers that are connected to the internet have a critical vulnerability, for which no patch is available yet. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute code remotely on the device.

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/over-185000-tp-link-routers-vulnerable-to-remote-code-execution-(ag...

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Re: TP link routers Vunrable

Wasn't they used as the first lot of white boxs ?

DD-WRT be the best option then....

 

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Re: TP link routers Vunrable


@30FTTC06 wrote:

 

DD-WRT be the best option then....

 


Haven`t a clue what that is... but I`ll go to ASDA and see if they stock it.... seeing as DDT has been banned. ... would ordinary Fly & Wasp killer work just as well?  I got a couple cheap from Lidl last year...

 

 

In other words... what you have posted does not make sense to anyone, unless they are conversant with "tech speak"... and those persons are already likely to know about this situation...

 

.  for the lesser mortals, who haven`t a clue..(. except that they know they need a router to connect to the internet..). your comment means they haven`t a clue what to do about it, .the information  is as useful as a chocolate fireguard in the height of the winter and roaring log fires... and that could be just as worrying, or more so, than not posting about the problem in the first place.

 

 

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Re: TP link routers Vunrable

If you cared to look you would see that both of those are ROUTERS so wouldn't apply around here unless you was more of an enthusiast, and to that end would be more savey with that kind of kit! seeing as you are not I'll point it out just for you.

Tomato and DD-WRT are a set of custom firmwares that (more) savy people use to get many more options than a normal ROUTERS firmware would otherwise give, which also happens to be updated on a regular basis with up to date security patches and kernels.

 

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Re: TP link routers Vunrable

Ah... Right !... now I understand why this board is called "TECH HELP".... not for the lesser mortals then.... Just how did all these people learn about all this techy stuff anyway ?  Were they born with the information ?  A bit like which came first....the chicken or the egg...

Ah well, never mind... I`ll catch up with it someday... ( maybe )  EmbarrassedHuh

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Re: TP link routers Vunrable

There is an enormously long thread on hacking your router firmware. It's straight-forward, but...personally, I would never touch firmware with a bargepole.

 

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Re: TP link routers Vunrable

I have to agree with @shutter

 

Tech help is NOT only for the the Tech savvy, but also for those that want to learn from the ground up, or because they have a Tech issue they do not know how to resolve or properly set up.

 

Implying Tech Help is NOT for the mere mortals, is abhorrent to say the least and is defo discriminatory to those that require help, whether or not they are Tech savvy or not.

 

It is like saying to a disabled person, you refuse to help them because they have only just become disabled and e.g. not had time to train they're arm muscles to properly wheel a chair up a gradient from a flat level surface