Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Feb 17, 2015.
Flaw In Netgear Wi-Fi Routers Exposes Admin Password, WLAN Details - Slashdot
I just picked up a Linksys WRT 1900 AC..... great performance
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Thanks for the heads up, SM...
We have Netgear. Thanks @sec_monkey, I truly appreciate the alert on this one.
Nearly all WiFi routers have similar flaws. WiFi is not secure
Wired routers also have flaws, WiFi just makes flaws much worse.
Just swapped out my netgear (ran GREAT for several years) for Asus RT-68W, though found out about this flaw reading this thread. Always read the manual thoroughly, turn off anything you don't need, and for heaven's sake don't use your dog's name as the admin or other passwords. If you do, at least spell it funky - Rover = r0V3r! .
What Sec said...all wifi is terrible.
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I have one of the affected models but the remote mgmt is turned off. I've owned this unit for 3 or 4 years and it still has the original firmware, which is not one of those listed. Looks like I won't be updating the firmware anytime soon.
Also - if given the option, NEVER broadcast your SSID unless you have to in order to set up a wireless device for the first time on your network. Then TURN IT OFF when you're done.
And use good encryption - not WEP! I'm sure it can all be hacked, but the more difficult it is to do, the less likely it will happen.
I'm certainly no networking guru, but a little common sense can go a long way.
TBH - when resetting my customers email passwords, if they can't quickly come up with a good pw that they can remember - I suggest 5555551212V0T1W0. (phone number starting with # followed by their postal codes. (or vise versa).
Hmmm... Four words eh? Got it!
Damn password remember can't
Even got a capital letter and punctuation mark in there!
I guess that mean's that I should not use admin as a password?? Crap, I have some changes to do
Try "password" - nobody will ever guess it...
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