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Millions of Home Routers at Risk

Jul 30, 2010, 08:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"According to new research delivered today here at the Black Hat security conference, millions of home routers may have a serious security flaw.

"In his presentation at Black Hat, security researcher Craig Heffner detailed how an external attacker could gain full control of a user's router and use that to gain access to the internal local area network (LAN). Though the implications are ominous, Heffner, also detailed a variety of steps users can take to protect themselves.

""The question is not how to hack the routers, that's easy," Heffner said. "The question is how to get access when you're not on the local LAN."

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