Category: Netgear

RouterCheck Detects the Netgear Authentication Bypass

RouterCheck now detects the Netgear Authentication Bypass problem that was disclosed several days ago by Compass Security Schweiz Ltd. This is a serious problem that allows hackers to gain access to a router’s administration functionality without having to login. Several thousands of routers are believed to have been affected by a targeted attack against this vulnerability. […]

RouterCheck now detects the “Kafeine Vulnerability”

Security researcher Kafeine recently discovered a web-based attack tool that hackers have been using to compromise home routers. The attack utilizes Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities that are present in many popular routers. The list of router vendors affected include: ASUS Belkin D-Link Edimax Linksys Medialink Microsoft Netgear Tenda TP-Link Trendnet ZyXEL The attack modifies the […]

Shame Your Router?

Netgear is running a fairly interesting campaign for people to publicly shame their router. Read a little more on our blog, and it’s easy to find lots of examples of routers doing some pretty shameful things. Hopefully, this results in some vendors taking notice so that their products don’t end up here. #routershame Tweets

The Best AC Router

We’re often asked, “What’s the best AC router to buy”? Well, that’s not such a simple question and doesn’t have such a simple answer. But the guys over at MaximumPC thought they’d tackle the question and look at the best 802.11ac routers on the market. Their results can be found here. What do they like? […]

Linksys/Netgear Backdoor Part 2

Remember the backdoor that was discovered in Linksys and Netgear routers a short time ago? Remember when they fixed it? Not so fast. It turns out that they didn’t fix it, they “fixed” it. Eloi Vanderbeken of Synacktiv Digital Security, the guy who found the original backdoor, has discovered that the “fix” simply hid the original […]