DLINK SECURITYIt’s a “trick” disguised as a “treat.” Your trustworthy D-Link router may actually be letting “demons” through the back door as we write.  According to IT World in an article published October 14th, a backdoor found in firmware used in a number of D-Link routers can allow entry by attackers who want to change your device’s settings and survey your data.

Craig Heffner with Tactical Network Solutions discovered this vulnerability. He says that this occurs when the browser’s user agent string is set to “xmlset_roodkcableoj28840ybtide.” Through this setting an attacker can reroute susceptible D-Link router traffic to their own server, and read any unencrypted data.

WHAT TO DO?

  • Be sure to check your D-Link router to see if it’s susceptible.  The model numbers in jeopardy include: D-Link’s DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+, TM-G5240 and possibly the DIR-615.
  • Plus if you use routers made by Planex, they too can be affected.  These model numbers are: BRL-04UR and BRL-04CW.

And, contact your Ottawa IT company for more information, and to ensure your data is always protected and secure.  Give us a call today at (613) 828-1280 or drop us an email at info@fuellednetworks.com.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 16th October 2013 by Ernie Sherman.