83% of the routers contain severe security issues

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    One of the weaker points in your Internet infrastructure are routers, let's face it unless you have automated firmware updates often you purchase a router, and then never update it again as you do...

    83% of the routers contain severe security issues
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    I've actually checked periodically if there's a new firmware available, but Zyxel isn't exactly well-known for bothering to support their older hardware. I guess I should scrap a perfectly functional device and get a new one.
     
  3. Fox2232

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    Does not sound like average G3D member. I did last update 3 weeks ago. And automated update is hazard as I user can turn router off since he is not aware that it is bad time.
     
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    I'm curious if my Gateway updates itself? it's comcast but I do own it.
    looks like this

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    Can't complain with Gargoyal, any published vulnerabilities are usually patched within a couple days of being issued, and the OpenWRT code is pretty tight. Who knows for unpublished though.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Nope...your wrong.....or is it "you are wrong" ?
     
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    What if I don't care?
     
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    Thats why i bought an Asus modem/router (Asus is always updating the fw)
     
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    Ups looks like i´ve been busted... I´ve never updated the firmware of any of my routers...
     

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    Yep, mine got update even because GDPR came. And they had to add obvious question... And had to inform me how much data they are taking about my home network.
    And that they distribute gathered data to 3rd party. And so on.

    Not funny text to read, but at least they deliver updates. (Not that anyone could ever hack my other "router" as its terminal is only accessible via wiring of usb uart ttl.)
     
  12. JamesSneed

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    The automated updates are also an attack vector so you can't win for losing on routers. I just use a second router on top of whatever the ISP sends out. Turn the wireless off in the ISP router. That way an attacker has to go through two different brands of routers. Car, house, and router security is like being chased by a bear. Just got the be faster than the slowest guy. In this case just make it painful enough nobody wants to jack with it.
     
  13. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I wonder how well Vigor modems/routers hold up.
    No mention in their report.
     
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    this common knowledge no? especial if you have ISP provided router, Sadely I need to still replace the isp provided router sagemcom i have here
     

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    must be joking, i got an rpac68u and its only had like one update a year, only within the past couple of month has it even been patched for krack.

    yep or at least openwrt, i use a modded bthomehub5 with openwrt installed. cost like £15 and runs rings round anything iv had on dsl. cable was a different matter, i preferred the ubiquiti offerings or an old atom box tbh.
     
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    At this stage what PC part doesn't have some form of security issues? 99% of the time it ain't worth worrying about. Just seems at this day and age with PCs being so advanced and i guess hackers also advancing faster than security there doesn't seem to be a 100% safe system in the world.

    Though the likelihood of someone hacking into your random system at home seems rather small, There is what over a billion computers and more smart phones and tablets in use right now, Pretty sure the Lotto odds are better than that
     
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    you'd be surprised about all the bot-nets and scanners that are just constantly searching the web for an open port or vunerability. I probably spend more time than I should thinking about it, but if you ever watch the logs on a firewall it's kinda scary. Probably nothing will happen, but the climate right now with how many people are potentially unprotected or blissfully unaware is rife for disaster.
     
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    the IoT things like refrigerators and washing machines steal the headlines from the deepest penetrating "smart home" products...cctv monitoring, remote door locking/ opening, and baby monitors...and oh yeah that neat TV you just bought all for a heck of a lot less money than a fridge with an all in one pc, and smartphone with a 17" monitor
     
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    There are few things:
    - Purchase price
    - Cost of ownership
    - Knowledge required for setup and maintenance (Increases cost of ownership)
    - Services required by home user

    From economical point of view, regular routers win. And very few users really need or even want anything more than those routers deliver.
     

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