Security experts are warning of a critical new router vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to replace the firmware on a device to take complete control over it, and monitor all internet traffic flowing in and out. Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below.

Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire

CraigYoung“It is always difficult when vendors are not willing to work with researchers.  Unfortunately this is the world we live in and as a result, there are hundreds of thousands of easily exploited routers indexed on Shodan with publicly available exploits.  Routers are in control of so much data and expose a great deal of attack surface yet they are one of the most overlooked elements in home security.”

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