Dear Asus router user: You’ve been pwned, thanks to easily exploited flaw

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Feb 17, 2014.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. SnowFlakes

    SnowFlakes Registered Member

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    So manny router's that is getting hacked these days now.

    It's scary, i hope i am protected with mine ;)
     
  3. dallen

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    My guess is that the ASUS routers that have been flashed with Tomato or Tomato by Shibby firmware are not vulnerable to this exploit. Why would anyone in their right mind that has one of these routers not be running an aftermarket firmware? I thought that the ability to flash the firmware was the main reason people bought these routers. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    You are wrong, the vast majority of computer-users hardly know what firmware even is .. And they shouldn't need to worry about it either ?
     
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    We will have to agree to disagree about that.

    Agree.

    I guess that depends on your belief regarding who is ultimately responsible for your personal security. I tend to be an individual rights/responsibilty kind of person. Based upon your statement, I would guess that you tend to believe that someone else is responsible for taking care of you.

    @lotuseclat79
    Thanks for the link.
     
  7. siljaline

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    In lieu of starting new thread - I'll tag this information to this existing post.
    Move | merge as required -

    Hackers hijack 300,000-plus wireless routers, make malicious changes
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...plus-wireless-routers-make-malicious-changes/
     
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