Millions Of Routers Vulnerable To Attacks Due To NetUSB Bug

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    SirDremor Master Guru

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    Hilbert, please check the page\link
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    Another good example of the famous Asian customer support: No comment from the manufacturer months after the flaw was exposed.
     
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    So this doesn't affect any of the "big boys" (D-Link, Netgear, e.g.)?
     

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    Yes.. There's a list floating around showing which models are vulnerable.
     
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    Here is the list with some more info.

    Sadly enough my Netgear R7000 is in there aswell.

     
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    asus escaped this eh?
     
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    Both of my Netgear Routers are on that list.
     
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    My Netgear router is as well. Is it incorrect to think that since I have Readyshare disabled the router is not affected? Or it does not matter whether it is enabled or not?
     
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    good thing i replaced my previous router which was a tp-link which is on the list to a linksys which isn't on the list :)
     

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    Better check for new firmware on my TP link router I guess... but as it's been doing strange things recently, and my new mainboard having faster WLAN than the router could provide internally, I might as well think about getting a new router anyway.
     
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    I sent an email to Netgear asking that question because I was wondering the same thing. I'll post the reply once I receive it.
     
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    You are safe if you have the offending Share tech switched off, they can't use it to get in if it's disabled.

    Problems arise when the router is rebooted from outside using DDos or some other stack buffer overflow attack, when this happens on some of these devices then Readyshare is switched on by the routers firmware by default.

    Getting a modern router to reboot from the outside is very unlikely with dos protection and other attacks, just doesn't happen these days.

    They would need a botnet with 1000's of infected PC's all pinging the router at once, then either the router will freeze up and reboot or more likely you think your internet is dieing so YOU flip the switch and let them in.
     

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