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    Backdoor Found In D-Link Consumer Routers

    I'm surprised someone has not flagged this up yet (unless none of you are using D-Link of course).
    If you have a D-Link router I suggest you read this article from the BBC here: BBC News - Backdoor found in D-Link home routers
    Apparently there will be a fix by the end of October.

    The backdoor was discovered by security researcher Craig Heffner, who reverse-engineered the software used to control a D-Link DIR-100 router. Deep analysis of the code revealed a string of letters that, if used in the right way, unlocked remote access to the gadget.Writing about his findings on his blog, Mr Heffner speculated that the password string was included to make it easier for D-Link to remotely update some of its products.
    The same string has been found to work on seven D-Link routers (DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+ and the TM-G5240) and two from Planex (BRL-04UR and BRL-04CW).

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    @Dos_Box Did you see my retweet on this last night :-p

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    Been looking and can't see it. Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Been looking and can't see it. Link?
    Retweet from Dell of all people...I had a fail moment and didn't #edugeek it tho

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    What's your twitter name again Stu?

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    Same as here... @TheScarfedOne

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    Does anyone have a Tenda router? If so, you have a backdoor too.

    From China, With Love « /dev/ttyS0 (Source Code)

    Lest anyone think that D-Link is the only vendor who puts backdoors in their products, here’s one that can be exploited with a single UDP packet, courtesy of Tenda.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'm surprised someone has not flagged this up yet
    I was going to post this too, but judging by this thread, no one appears to use D-Link routers.

    @hnycombinator is a good Twitter account to follow for this sort of thing.
    Last edited by Arthur; 19th October 2013 at 07:55 PM.

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