Router flaws put AT&T customers at hacking risk

    Router flaws put AT&T customers at hacking risk

    Router flaws put AT&T customers at hacking risk


    Posted: 06 Sep 2017
    Thousands of routers, many of which belong to AT&T U-verse customers, can be easily and remotely hacked through several critical security vulnerabilities.

    Five flaws were found in common consumer Arris routers used by AT&T customers and other internet providers around the world. The flaws were detailed in a blog post by Joseph Hutchins, who described some of the them as being as a result of "pure carelessness."

    The report said Arris NVG589 and NVG599 modems with the latest 9.2.2 firmware are affected, but it's not clear who's responsible for the bugs.
    Router flaws put ATT customers at hacking risk | ZDNet
    Borg 386's Avatar Posted By: Borg 386
    06 Sep 2017

  1. Jezza819's Avatar
    Posts : 87
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       #1

    That's not good. We are supposed to be getting AT&T fiber optic where I live sometime later this fall.
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  2. Arelem's Avatar
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       #2

    I read this yesterday and forgot to check my U-Verse router to see if its an affected one last night.

    They are already offering fiber service in my neighborhood, but from what I understand, you get a new router of a different type than the standard U-Verse one.
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  3. Posts : 5,834
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       #3

    Thanks for posting that, Borg. I've got AT&T ADSL (connected to fiber a quarter mile away), but with a Pace router, which is now owned by Arris. Of course a different router model than mentioned in the article, but one does get concerned when learning this kind of hacking.

    The article states that Arris commented, but nothing from AT&T yet. The author stated he would update the article when they do.

    I bet there's some coders that are going to be busy writing a patch for this.
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  4. Phone Man's Avatar
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       #4

    I got AT&T Fiber in Jan and love it. My u-verse modem/router is a Pace 5268acfxn.
    No hacks yet as far as I know.
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  5. stormy13's Avatar
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       #5

    Easy solution, put the AT&T modem/ router in bridge mode and use your own router.

    Personally I would never rely on/trust an ISP provided router for my home network.
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  6. Jezza819's Avatar
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       #6

    Phone Man said:
    I got AT&T Fiber in Jan and love it. My u-verse modem/router is a Pace 5268acfxn.
    No hacks yet as far as I know.
    Yeah I'm kind of looking forward to it.
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