Older D-Link Wireless Routers Contain Backdoor

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Older D-Link Wireless Routers contain a backdoor that allows anyone to gain administrative access to the router. The danger with this backdoor is that criminals could make changes that would harm the user such as redirect all wireless users to phishing and malware websites.

The affected routers include, but not limited to:

  • DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+ and TM-G5240
  • BRL-04UR and BRL-04CW from Planex because it user the same firmware

If you have one of these devices here is how you can help secure yourself:

First make sure you have a strong password on your wireless connection. Do not have an unsecured wireless router (This is required for setting up a wireless access point at NU). Only give the wireless password to people you trust.

Second, and more importantly, disable remote access. This will prevent outside users from connecting to your router.

D-Link states they plan to issue a firmware update by the end of October 2013.

More Information:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/d-link-backdoor-firmware-exploit-configuration-page,24671.html

https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Old+D-Link+routers+with+coded+backdoor/16802

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2054680/dlink-to-padlock-router-backdoor-by-halloween.html

http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/support/security

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