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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 21-Feb-14 19:39:01
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Linksys and ASUS router security issue


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I just read this BBC article.

I then found a thread about Linksys in the Security forum here, containing useful links, but felt this needed what is probably a wider alert and I know several of us have ASUS routers.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 21-Feb-14 20:05:07
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Re: Linksys and ASUS router security issue


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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6229-new-asus-rou...

Doing the news loop, and bugs in routers have existed since the first ones sold, the difference now is with the cpu power they have there is more to gained by taking control of one, rather than a PC with all its AV/firewall software

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 21-Feb-14 21:13:41
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Re: Linksys and ASUS router security issue


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Thanks, I hadn't seen that smile. Still worth a post here I think.

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Standard User Sylcol
(member) Sat 22-Feb-14 16:55:06
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Re: Linksys and ASUS router security issue


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Only if Remote Management is turned on.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 22-Feb-14 17:08:59
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Re: Linksys and ASUS router security issue


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I did read the BBC article smile. The expectation is that others worried about it will do so. It says that in the article wrt Linksys, and Andrew's tbb News Article he linked to says much the same about ASUS.

Lots of people these days have remote access to NAS storage.

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