Customer premises equipment

D-Link Patches Backdoor in Routers

D-Link has patched a backdoor vulnerability in a number of different versions of its routers that could allow an attacker using a particular string to access the router’s admin panel and make any changes.

Using Customer Premise Equipment to Take Over the Internet

It’s the ultimate what-if scenario: What if an attacker could own all the customer premises equipment (CPE) doled out by ISPs such as routers and modems? Would it be trivial with available scanning equipment and other tools to find vulnerable gear, and then modify and re-upload the firmware to be able do anything such as control Web traffic, launch DDoS attacks, or even disconnect large blocks of machines from the Internet?

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