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[BBC] Backdoor found in D-Link home routers

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An easy-to-exploit backdoor has been found in seven different models of domestic routers made by D-Link and Planex.

The backdoor, if used, would let an attacker take complete control of a router or modem and spy on a home's browsing activity.

D-Link has acknowledged the existence of the backdoor and said a fix would be available by the end of October.

The same string has been found to work on seven D-Link routers (DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+ and the TM-G5240) and two from Planex (BRL-04UR and BRL-04CW).


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This guy has done router hacking before, showing exactly how it's done in a great video smile.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhzQD59kGIU
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This isn't the first time a backdoor has been found in D-link routers, last year something similar happened. But it was only exploitable if you were connected via lan I think.
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Wireless routers really shouldn't be trusted for security either way. In my opinion (not everyone is as nerdy as me), I feel that one should always have a separate dedicated firewall/routing platform like pfSense before their wireless router.

Even outside of a security standpoint, those little wireless routers are so weak that their performance can start to degrade if there is a significant amount of traffic that needs to be inspected.
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