Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2020
Linksys force password reset to prevent Router hijacking

Linksys has reset passwords for all its customers’ after learning on ongoing DNS hijacking attacks aimed at delivering malware. Crooks continue to launch Coronavirus-themed attacks, in the last weeks, experts observed hackers hijacking D-Link and Linksys routers to redirect users to COVID19-themed sites spreading malware. Hackers compromise D-Link and Linksys routers and change DNS settings to redirect users to bogus sites […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2019
Dozens of Linksys router models leak data useful for hackers

Dozens of Linksys router models are affected by a flaw that causes the leak of data that can be used by attackers …. and the company won’t fix it. Security researcher Troy Mursch, Chief Research Officer of Bad Packets, discovered that over 20,000 Linksys wireless routers are leaking full historical records of every device ever connected to them. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2018
Chaining three critical vulnerabilities allows takeover of D-Link routers

Researchers from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland discovered several flaws that could be exploited to take over some D-Link routers. A group of researchers from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland has discovered three vulnerabilities in some models of D-Link routers that could be chained to take full control over the devices. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2017
Vulnerabilities in Linksys routers allow attackers to hijack dozens of models

Cyber security experts disclosed the existence of 10 unpatched security flaws in dozens of Linksys routers widely used today. The IOActive senior security consultant Tao Sauvage and the independent security researcher Antide Petit have reported more than a dozen of unpatched security vulnerabilities affecting 25 different Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers models. The security duo published […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2014
Two Linksys routers running SMART Wi-Fi Firmware are still vulnerable to remote attacks

Two models of Linksys routers running SMART Wi-Fi Firmware remain vulnerable to a pair of vulnerabilities recently patched by the company. Linksys EA2700 and EA3500 are the two routers running Linksys SMART Wi-Fi firmware that are still affected by a couple of vulnerabilities recently patched in different models of the Belkin-owned networking gear. On October 31th, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2014
SOHO pharming attack hit more that 300,000 devices worldwide

Researchers at Team Cymru published a detailed report on a large scale SOHO pharming attack that hit more that 300,000 devices worldwide. Another mass compromise of small office/home office (SOHO) wireless routers has been uncovered by researchers from security firm Team Cymru. The hackers adopted different techniques to exploit the numerous flaws discovered in the last months […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2014
Asus router users still vulnerale to remote hacking

Asus routers are still vulnerable to remote hacking after months of the disclosure of the flaw that allows hackers to access to the device-connected drive. Ars security portal reported that hackers expose eight-month-old weakness in Asus routers by leaving a message on victims’ drives. An Ars reader claimed to have found a strange message browsing the content of his external […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2014
Linksys routers worm – Released the code for exploit the vulnerability

After SANS researchers detected self replicating work The Moon is spreading among a number of different Linksys routers, its exploit appeared in the wild. Last week I reported the news related to a vulnerability in Linksys routers that’s being exploited by a new The Moon worm analyzed by the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center. The Moon […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2014
MOON, the strange worm spreading on Linksys routers

Security researchers at SANS detected a self-replicating malware (dubbed moon worm) is spreading among a number of different Linksys routers. Researchers at the SANS Institute discovered a new self-replicating worm that is infecting different Linksys home and small business routers. The investigation started after an Internet service provider in Wyoming noted an unusual network traffic and decided to alert SANS.  The SANS […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2014
Cisco confirmed that a Backdoor affects small business devices

Cisco confirmed the presence of a Backdoor that affects small business devices. The flaw was discovered by the French hacker Eloi Vanderbeken weeks ago. Cisco has recently disclosed (Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20140110-sbd) the presence of a backdoor in different small business networking devices, it is an undocumented Test Interface that could be exploited by attackers to […]