What happens when a security researcher is tucked into bed, and his Internet router goes down? He hacks it, of course. This week a researcher disclosed an authentication bypass vulnerability that would let anyone take over certain Netgear routers, if you’ve enabled Internet-based management. This is the perfect type of vulnerability for Mirai-like botnets to exploit and add routers to their malicious army. Watch the video for more details, and make sure to install Netgear’s updates if you use an affected router.
Episode Runtime: 3:14
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLc79XAZ-_s
- Major Vulnerability found in 31 Netgear Routers – The Next Web
- Researcher’s blog post on Netgear router authentication bypass flaw – Trustwave
- Official disclosure post for Netgear router vulnerabilities – Trustwave
- Trump expected to sign a cybersecurity Executive Order – Reuters
- Sparse summary of Trump’s cybersecurity order – Phys.org