Netgear wireless router updating firmware
The security of internet infrastructure devices like routers and wireless access points, along with all kinds of devices that connect through them, has been of particular concern lately.
Recent distributed denial of service (DDo S) attacks have originated in Internet of Things (Io T) devices, for example, and a slowdown in such issues doesn’t seem imminent.
According to security firm Trustwave, Netgear routers have actually suffered from a couple of security vulnerabilities since April 2016.
Although Netgear was contacted by Trustwave on a number of occasions during the ensuing nine months, Netgear didn’t provide a direct response although it did eventually issue a security bulletin covering the issue.
It's important to regularly update router firmware to keep the security features up to date.
"All of your information is going to be passing through that router,” Craig Young, a researcher with Tripwire, a digital security company, says.
That could, for instance, allow a criminal to send a user to a fake bank site in order to collect user names and passwords.
Routers can also be taken over for criminal activities such as illegal downloads and attacks on websites.
Of course, I'm enlisted to add a WLAN to her house.As researcher Simon Kenin indicated on the Trustwave blog Monday, the vulnerability is simple enough that even someone with limited programming skills can exploit it.Kenin describes the bugs as such: “After few trials and errors trying to reproduce the issue, I found that the very first call to will give out the credentials no matter what the parameter you send.If you'd like a bit more help, we've included some detailed steps below: To update the firmware on your Netgear router, we recommend that you set up a wired connection between your computer and router.Keeping your home router updated is a crucial part of staying secure.