1.    17 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,099
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    CIA Infection of Routers


    What do the forum's security experts think of this?

    https://arstechnica.com/security/201...stening-posts/
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  2.    17 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,866
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    There is not really much users can do. Router are always enjoying being a favorite target. I know my router is vulnerable to an exploit, Linksys promised a prompt firmware update, months ago, still waiting.

    I prefer as dumb router as possible, the more advanced expensive router, the more exploitable it is.
    Security precautions are recommended, always disable features, which you are not using, especially UPnP.
    Change router's password and use 63-characters long WiFi password, all you have to do is to copy/paste it.
    Setup DNS on your computer, it overrides router's DNS, so you can be protected in case of DNS hijacking.
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  3.    17 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,831
    W10Prox64

    I read the article on BleepingComputer's website a couple days ago, and had a look at the list of routers affected. They are all older models, so, not a risk unless your router is old and on the list.
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  4.    17 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Looks like mostly older routers. None of the Linksys ones seem recent, and are mostly the Wireless B, and G variety.
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