WPS Makes Your Router Supremely Hackable

WPS Vulberability from DD-WRT

WPS Makes Routers Supremely Hackable

Don’t say we didn’t warn you

It was over two-and-a-half years ago that we wrote about the dangers of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), and while we don’t want to pat ourselves on the back too aggressively, it would seem our warnings have been proven right.

Hackers Use WPS to Break WiFi Routers

According to VPN Creative, the Swiss Security Firm, Oxcite, has released some research that shows that routers with certain chipsets enable hackers to skip right past the supposed protection of WPS. This could potentially affect a great deal of Broadcom routers, as well as another company that went unnamed by Oxcite.

WPS-enabled routers have always been vulnerable to attacks, but until this recent report, would-be hackers had devote at least a few hours and whole lot of whittling down to their work. Not so anymore. A little bit of offline work and one guess and you’re in.

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Disabling WPS

So what should you do about this? It’s quite simple, really. Go to your ROUTER SETUP PAGE and disable WPS.

After all, that’s what we do for every single FlashRouter. So if you’re not up for doing this on your own, maybe a FlashRouter is what you need.

Every single one of our devices is flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware which, among its many features, gives users advanced security options and allows for easier VPN usage.

A FlashRouter is a safeguard against an uncertain age of online usage.

If you thought having a secure wireless network just wasn’t possible in these increasingly treacherous times, check out some of our finest routers, and learn why our users are so satisfied with the decision they made to join our family.

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