Well, 2016 is a young year yet, and we’re already seeing a news story about a whole load of routers that were exposed to attack because of vulnerabilities.
DNS Vulnerability Leads to Attack on Netgear Routers
As reported by The Oceanside Post, 10,000 Netgear SOHO (Small Office Home Office) routers, left exposed due to a DNS vulnerability, have been attacked. The nature of the attack allows the hacker to take remote and full unauthenticated control over the routers if WAN administration is enabled.
Shell Shock Labs and Compass Security discovered the vulnerability and, after Netgear failed to meet a 90-day disclosure deadline, made the information available to the public. Affected models include Netgear JNR1010v2, Netgear NR3000, Netgear JWNR2000v5, Netgear JWNR2010v5, Netgear N300, Netgear R3250, Netgear WNR2020, Netgear WNR614, and Netgear WNR618 (none of which are carried by FlashRouters, incidentally).
Stay Safe With a FlashRouter
News stories like this drive home just how important is to buy routers that you can trust. At FlashRouters, we pride ourselves on providing devices that have been endlessly tested and vetted to ensure the complete safety of our customer’s online experience.
If you have not had a chance to get to know our devices and what makes them so special, now’s a good a time as any. We take strong routers, remove their faulty firmware, and replace them with DD-WRT or Tomato open source firmware, making them stronger, more versatile, and safer.
A DD-WRT or Tomato-flashed router will provide users with many features that other routers just can’t offer, but most importantly and most relevant to the news discussed above is that a FlashRouter is loaded up with advanced security features. We take the full gamut of online threats seriously, and know fully just how important it is to keep your internet-based data as protected as possible.
So as you peruse our line of Netgear routers, you can be assured that they are built to keep your sensitive information safe. Whether you choose one of our R7000 Nighthawks (available in Tomato and DD-WRT form), or the even more powerful R8000, or one of our economy models like the WNDR3700, you’re going to get an excellent and invulnerable device that has no equal.