Monday, October 05, 2015

Vigilante hacker attacks over 10000 routers to give benevolent warnings


A vigilante “ethical hacker” has apparently been hacking unprotected WiFi routers and warning owners.  His blog is here.
  
The news story appeared in “The Hacker News” here.  The exploit is written in Perl.
  
Most of the affected routers seem to be used to control appliances, home security, and “the Internet of Things”.
    
Again, an security encryption standard below WPA2 is considered inadequate.

 

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