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  1. #1 "Millions" Of Home Routers Vulnerable To Web Hack 
    "Millions" Of Home Routers Vulnerable To Web Hack

    July 13, 2010 - 1:37 pmShare409
    Andy GreenbergBio | Email
    Andy Greenberg is a technology writer for Forbes.

    The upcoming Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas offers an annual parade of security researchers revealing new ways to break various elements of the Internet. But few of the talks have titles quite as alarming as one on this year's schedule: "How to Hack Millions of Routers."

    Craig Heffner, a researcher with Maryland-based security consultancy Seismic, plans to release a software tool at the conference later this month that he says could be used on about half the existing models of home routers, including most Linksys, Dell, and Verizon Fios or DSL versions. Users who connect to the Internet through those devices and are tricked into visiting a page that an attacker has set up with Heffner's exploit could have their router hijacked and used to steal information or redirect the user's browsing.

    Heffner's attack is a variation on a technique known as "DNS rebinding," a trick that's been discussed for close to 15 years. "There have been plenty of patches over the years, but this still hasn't really been fixed," he says.
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    This is why we get our router and security from our cable company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Great.
    One of the oldest tricks in the book, and very easy to pull off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    One of the oldest tricks in the book, and very easy to pull off.
    I've secured my own router and I run a savage firewall. I just hate to hear about these things. :(
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    Millions of routers are vulnerable because they don't have any security turned on or still have the default password enabled. Much less work.
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    the one place i'm not secure....getting all the comps hooked up with passwords when the other two in the house would be lost without me, is too much of a pain in the ass....though it does need to be done
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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    Millions of routers are vulnerable because they don't have any security turned on or still have the default password enabled. Much less work.
    Verizon has fixed the problem with the default password, they have reset the password to the routers serial number.
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