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NickAu


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Mar 2014, 03:42    Post_subject:  More Hacked Router brands  

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Researchers said they have uncovered yet another mass compromise of home and small-office wireless routers, this one being used to make malicious configuration changes to more than 300,000 devices made by D-Link, Micronet, Tenda, TP-Link, and others.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03/hackers-hijack-300000-plus-wireless-routers-make-malicious-changes/

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sszindian


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Mar 2014, 22:16    Post_subject: NSA  

Nice site NickAu !

Viewers should also look at this when their there!

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/nsas-automated-hacking-engine-offers-hands-free-pwning-of-the-world/

Kinda opens one's eyes to computer security Eh?

Like I been saying, 'There Isn't Any Computer Security... Period!'

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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Mar 2014, 01:27    Post_subject:  

Keeping the router/modem firmware updated is a must. It's pretty easy to do and you shouldn't need windows. You may need to RTFM for your model. Country specifications may apply.

I wasn't aware there was a recent update to my firmware (Jan 2014, last was from 2011) http://au.billion.com/products/wireless/bipac7800nl.html which is a Billion BiPac 7800nl. Even the GPL'd source is available for my model.

Check your router's website.

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AndyOpie150


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Mar 2014, 07:42    Post_subject:  

Good info indeed, thanks.
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2014, 06:05    Post_subject:  

I have a DLink DIR-615 Router.
I'd update the firmware, but am worried by the possibility that I mess it up and make the router non-functional.
e.g. I don't know which hardware revision to specify to "select" [B, D, H available].
I don't see anywhere on the hardware that the revision is clearly specified.
[Lots of info on the bottom, but doesn't include a hardware revision]
Hmm, it does say "H/W Version: D4".
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