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Backdoor on your router?

By jobeard
Apr 22, 2013
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  1. Netgear's WNR1000, Belkin's N300, N900 and F5D8236-4 v2 models as well as the Linksys
    WRT310Nv2, Netgear WNDR4700 and TP-Link WR1043N routers – and D-Link is also affected; this time it's the company's DIR-865L model.

    see the original story at H-Security for details
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,189   +230

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,368   +302

    The info was posted by Brandon Dimmel on 20130422 @ 09:11AM EST but lacks any CVE notation.
    The H-Security post has noted: The holes that were discovered by ISE have been given 17 CVE numbers so far, and a further 21 submissions are currently being investigated.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,189   +230

    Ok, I was going to post the link I did & ask if there was a way to know ones router name/type if they don't know where the router is?
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,869   +889

    Good thing my 2 routers are none of those.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,189   +230

    How does one find out if they don't have access to it?
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,869   +889

    You have to find out the IP address of your router and/or access point.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,189   +230

    Ok, thank you. :)
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,869   +889

    I just said the router IP because you said, "if you do not know where the router is". The easier way is to find out where the router is and read the sticker on it. It will tell you the IP, MAC address, etc. You can find what the default password is online (for each vendor) if you havent enabled security on it.
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,189   +230

    It is a secured router. I know where its at & I''ve seen it, but I don't have "anytime" access to it.
    I read alot of posts in here about users needing firmware updates & other router questions so when I saw the link I posted. I simply became curious.Thank you.:)
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,869   +889

    Yeah, you need to have access to the router to upgrade the firmware. If it is an old router, I would check it out online, it may have a lifetime warranty like mine does. This will get you a new model and will have the newest firmware on it. Plus, it will be newer and cooler :D.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,189   +230

    I'll talk to the landlord next time I see him. Thanks for the info.


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