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More than 40 WiFi router models can easily be hacked into

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May 26, 2015

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Cyber criminals are hitting thousands of victims with a hacking tool that targets more than forty different WiFi router models, and the issue appears to be rapidly getting worse.

A cybercrime vigilante known as Kafeine says the novel attacks use cross-site request forgery and exploits against new and older bugs to change router DNS settings.

This bypasses the need to target only routers with vulnerable remote services. Kafeine says the most popular Wi-Fi routers can be targeted including Netgear, D-Link, Dell and Asus to name just a few.

Kafeine says the attackers have set up a dodgy DNS service that doesn't direct traffic faithfully. Instead, he says victims are pointed to phishing sites whenever they attempt to log into internet banking sites.

One such dodgy DNS server received up to a million unique hits on May 9, he says. "Knowing that CVE-2015-1187 has been released on March 2nd, I guess this attack is pretty effective since the percentage of routers updated in the past 2 months is probably really low," he says.

That D-Link patch was released March 4th for some affected models. Other security vulnerabilities the attack tool exploits have also been patched although it is unlikely given some recent history that users have applied the fixes.

Google's legitimate DNS is set as the router's secondary service to avoid alerting victims should the primary malicious server go down.

Users should apply router firmware security patches when released, and consider hardened firmware alternatives where possible.

It's not the first time security vulnerabilities are discovered in WiFi routers and it certainly won't be the last. Router makers are busy writing new and better code for their firmware in an effort to better protect their users.

We will update you on this and other news as they become available.

Source: Kafeine.

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