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Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks | Ars Technica


It seems painfully clear to most security researchers now that the Mirai botnet is not finished and may never be unless providers take security seriously.

In an article from Arstechnica,

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/11/notorious-iot-botnets-weaponize-new-flaw-found-in-millions-of-home-routers/

They explain that the loophole being exploited now deals with remote management ports for devices that our cable and DSL providers use. With most of the home users struggling to setup these devices when they get them home, they seldom change the default passwords and that allows hackers to exploit them. Vendors are also leaving application ports open to the Internet without proper source filtering which allows them to be enumerated by tools like Shodan and Censys.

We simply need to get better at taking ownership of our security posture, both consumers and vendors alike. Let’s all step up out game…

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