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Offline Maik

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Router danger
« on: Friday, 03 January, 2014 @ 13:50:52 »
Gaping admin access holes found in SoHo routers from Linksys, Netgear and others

For many home users, the router-slash-firewall at the edge of their network plays an vital security role.

It acts as a stockade to keep crooks on the internet at arms' length, typically blocking inbound network connections by default.

It shields the internal layout of the network from outside observers.

It probably also serves as a wireless access point for the household, and thus bears the responsibility of preventing random passers-by from jumping online and getting up to mischief at someone else's expense.

In a word, your SoHo router is important.

So it is always alarming to read about sloppy programming in the firmware that ships with this sort of device.