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Worm spreading amongst routers running Linux

techguy
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Worm spreading amongst routers running Linux

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MrC
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Re: Worm spreading amongst routers running Linux

As usual El Reg is ever so slightly exaggerating things here for the sake of a good story.
If you actually read the linked PDF the vulnerability currently only affects one model of router (Netcomm NB5) and then only those with early firmware. Plus the infection rate as reported isn't huge.
Mike
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Re: Worm spreading amongst routers running Linux

And it relies on weak passwords...
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Re: Worm spreading amongst routers running Linux

So all in all nothing to worry about at all...  Roll eyes

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Re: Worm spreading amongst routers running Linux

Might be interesting in years to come as a bit of trivia though...
/files in memory bank...