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Stop Using these 2 Easily Hackable Netgear Router Models — US CERT Warns
Dec 10, 2016
Bad news for consumers with Netgear routers: Two popular Netgear routers are vulnerable to a critical security bug that could allow attackers to run malicious code with root privileges. Netgear's R7000 and R6400 routers, running current and latest versions of firmware, are vulnerable to arbitrary command injection attacks, though the number of users affected by the flaw is still unclear. In an advisory published on Friday in Carnegie Mellon University's public vulnerability database (CERT), security researchers said that all an attacker needs to do is trick a victim into visiting a website that contains specially crafted malicious code to exploit the flaw. As soon as the victim lands on the page, the malicious commands would execute automatically with root privileges on affected routers. A working exploit leveraging the vulnerability has also been publicly released so that anyone can carry out attacks against the vulnerable routers. Researchers warned that othe
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