D-link router upgradesOn November 28th, D-Link released an important series of security updates for certain Internet routers. The update solves a backdoor vulnerability in the devices, which otherwise could allow attackers to obtain remote control over the affected routers.

The update is the result of a bug built into at least eight different models of D-Link routers, discovered by researcher Craig Heffner a couple months ago. Prior to the update, an attacker would be able to log in as an administrator and change the router’s settings. While the affected models are old, many of them are commonly used today.

The security updates are available for the following D-Link router models:

  • DI-524
  • DI-524UP
  • DIR-100
  • DIR-120
  • DI-604UP
  • DI-604+
  • DI-624S
  • TM-G5240

In addition, some of these routers are fairly old and unable to support secure wireless encryption protocols, such as WPA-2. Some of the routers may even require users to administer the router via Internet Explorer, which isn’t an ideal option for Mac users.

For most individuals, updating an Internet router can be a difficult process. A simple incorrect click or failure to follow the instructions can cause a variety of problems. For this reason, both individuals and businesses using a vulnerable router are advised to consult with an IT provider to assist with the update, or consider upgrading to a newer device.

To learn more about the D-Link router security updates or to discuss options for upgrading to a newer device, give us a call at (613) 828-1280 or send us an email at info@fuellednetworks.com today.

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: 2nd December 2013 by Ernie Sherman.