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Offline N@URINE

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Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« on: October 26, 2014, 05:02:58 PM »
hello,
After upgrading to Avast Internet Security 2015 10..., I scanned my network and received this message:
what shall I do now?
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 05:39:04 PM »
Which is your router manufacturer and model?
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 05:42:46 PM »
TP-Link (TD-W8961ND 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router). V2.1
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 05:48:51 PM »
According to avast info.....upgrade firmware on router

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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 05:58:59 PM »
ok, I'll try
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 12:14:05 AM »
I couldn't upgrade the firmware. The steps go well, but after the restart I found all the same.
Don't you think that it something that has to do settings? because Avast specifies "rom-0" and this is a name of a file that the router saves by default when I want to save my router's settings.
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 12:17:42 AM »
Rom-0 is a vulnerability. You'll find more if you Google it.
But, indeed, upgrade the firmware is the most common way to solve it.
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 09:10:24 AM »
You may want to get a new modem via your ISP. Some ISP companies they provide free upgrade to their latest modem. When a particular modem is around 5-10 years old they give you a new modem free of charge which is delivered straight to your home via courier. Currently my modem is around 5 years old and even though my avast home network detects that my router and wireless settings is protected and updated I may plan to get a new modem very soon!

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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 12:25:37 PM »
Hi, if upgrading the firmware is really not an option for you, at least you should ensure that your router interface is never accessible from the outside (the net). Otherwise an attacker can really easily download the snapshot of your router's memory and after decryption it shows your admin password.

I've also seen suggestions to forward your port 80 (from outside) to some not-existing IP as a prevention of this attack. I guess this is for routers where you are unable to ensure it's not accessible from WAN.



 

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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2014, 12:56:09 AM »
I don't know a lot about router's security.
All I did is hiding my SID, with a long strong password, and setting the mac addresses which are allowed to access, but that don't seem to be enough!
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 12:00:19 PM »
I don't know a lot about router's security.
All I did is hiding my SID, with a long strong password, and setting the mac addresses which are allowed to access, but that don't seem to be enough!

Best defense from hackers is to upgrade to the latest firmware or ask your ISP to give you an upgraded router/modem! No matter how strong you make your new password it won't do good. Router also needs to be upgraded after many years. If you are not uncomfortable upgrading to the latest firmware to the latest version by yourself give your ISP a call to guide you through via phone conversation or ask them to give you a new router/modem.
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2014, 12:31:10 PM »
Some ISP update routers remotely ...... if it is a router you got from your ISP

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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2014, 11:09:09 PM »
I was able to upgrade my firmware to the latest one, but Avast still display the same message.
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Re: Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 12:09:23 AM »
I was able to upgrade my firmware to the latest one, but Avast still display the same message.
Just guessing but not all the upgrades solve the issues, maybe they still there, in the new firmware...
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