Firmware vulnerability

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Safe from Home Router Flaws; Classic Configuration Vulnerable

Cisco clarified today that its Linksys EA2700 home routers running the new Smart Wi-Fi firmware released last June are immune to vulnerabilities disclosed this week by a researcher. EA2700 routers, however, that are still running on the classic EA2700 configuration remain vulnerable to a host of flaws and more than 2,000 vulnerable to an authentication bypass exploit can be found on the Shodan search engine.

By Fabio AssoliniThis is the description of an attack happening in Brazil since 2011 using 1 firmware vulnerability, 2 malicious scripts and 40 malicious DNS servers, which affected 6 hardware manufacturers, resulting in millions of Brazilian internet users falling victim to a sustained and silent mass attack on DSL modems.

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