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by: Carol~ April 8, 2013 11:04 AM PDT

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NEWS - April 08, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 4/8/13 11:04 AM

Serious Vulnerabilities Found in Popular Home Wireless Routers

Hackers love to attack Java. Why? Well, not only because it is full of holes, but because it's everywhere, embedded on endpoints, Web browsers, mobile devices and more. The same goes for attacking wireless routers; they're buggy and they're everywhere.

A handful of vulnerabilities were identified late last week in the Cisco Linksys EA2700 Network Manager N600 Wireless-N routers, which has been on the market a little more than a year, and is a popular choice not only for home users, but for small businesses.

Pen-tester and researcher Phil Purviance, who has presented similar research at security industry events, reported his findings to Cisco on March 5. No patches are available yet. Cisco did not respond to a request for comment.

"I hooked it up and spent maybe 30 minutes testing the security of the embedded website used to manage the device, then never used it again," Purviance wrote on his blog of the EA2700. "What I found was so terrible, awful, and completely inexcusable! It only took 30 minutes to come to the conclusion that any network with an EA2700 router on it is an insecure network!"

Continued : https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/serious-vulnerabilities-found-popular-home-wireless-routers-040813

Related : Home Invasion: Home Routers May Be The Next Big Hack

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