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[ NNSquad ] Backdoor in popular wireless routers

Backdoor in popular wireless routers

http://j.mp/1cpQ717  (Ars Technica)

   "A hacker has found a backdoor to wireless combination router/DSL
    modems that could allow an attacker to reset the router's
    configuration and gain access to the administrative control panel. The
    attack, confirmed to work on several Linksys and Netgear DSL modems,
    exploits an open port accessible over the wireless local network.  The
    backdoor requires that the attacker be on the local network, so this
    isn't something that could be used to remotely attack DSL users.
    However, it could be used to commandeer a wireless access point and
    allow an attacker to get unfettered access to local network resources."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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