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Windows 7: Wi-Fi routers: More security risks than ever


05 Aug 2013   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Wi-Fi routers: More security risks than ever

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LAS VEGAS -- More major brand-name Wi-Fi router vulnerabilities continue to be discovered, and continue to go unpatched, a security researcher has revealed at Defcon 21.

Jake Holcomb, a security researcher at the Baltimore, Md.-based firm Independent Security Evaluators and the lead researcher into Wi-Fi router vulnerabilities, said that problem is worse than when ISE released its original findings in April.

The latest study continues to show that the small office and home office Wi-Fi routers are "very vulnerable to attack," Holcomb said.
Read more at: Wi-Fi routers: More security risks than ever | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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09 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What's sad in this story is that the router manufacturers give 0 f*cks about it. Open Source firmware like Tomato and DD-WRT will have nice days in front of them.
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09 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I suppose wireless is okay if you have tablets and such but I prefer a wired network in-home.
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