Popular brand routers have hundreds of security vulnerabilities


IoT Inspector’s specialists dealing with security analysis in network-related devices took to the workshop nine routers from popular manufacturers – we are talking about companies such as Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology and Linksys.

The conclusions of the study are unfortunately not optimistic – specialists found as many as 226 vulnerabilities in the software of these devices. Many of them were quite popular and applied to all tested models.


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The most popular problems included, among others an outdated Linux kernel on which the firmware was built, or an outdated VPN. In addition, the specialist also indicated the use of default passwords of low strength, such as “admin”, and the encrypted authentication data was stored in plain text.

Importantly, the results of the investigation undertaken by IoT Inspector employees have already been reflected in reality – all manufacturers have been informed about the vulnerabilities, and individual routers have received software patches to fix the vulnerabilities.

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