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Your router is vulnerable to network attacks!

We have found vulnerabilities in your router that can be used by attackers to hack into your network.

Description


Our scan has found your router vulnerable to attacks. That is, the router contains a problem that can be misused by cybercriminals to break into your network and compromise your security and privacy.

Solution


Some of the vulnerabilities are patched in new versions of the device firmware. Therefore, applying the latest firmware update may solve the problem. Routers typically do not perform automatic updates, so the process requires appropriate patches to be manually downloaded and installed on the device. Consult your router's manual for instructions to download the latest firmware and apply it to your router.

Done incorrectly, this can make your router unusable. Therefore we recommend that this procedure is done only by very advanced users or computer technicians.

Details

We have identified the following problems with your router:

ROM-0
Severity: High

This vulnerability allows an attacker to easily gain control of the router and therefore your Internet connection. The attacker can use a specially crafted HTTP request to download all important and secret data stored in your router -- your router login/password combination, your Wi-Fi password and your configuration data.

To overcome this vulnerability, aside from applying the firmware update that addresses the issue, there is one more technique that can be used: setting up port forwarding for port 80 on the router to an unused IP address on your network. To do that, enter your router configuration page and find the "Port forwarding" section. Here, set up a rule that tells the router to send all http traffic to an unused local IP address (for example 192.168.0.255, if this address is not used by any other device on the network).

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