The attack changes the DNS settings of a router using default login credentials, Proofpoint said
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A setup mistake could put the routers at risk of being compromised, and there's no easy way for consumers to identify or fix the problem.
The vulnerability allows attackers to extract admin passwords and wireless network keys
Your PC and your phone aren't the only devices that can catch an infection. The router that connects them to the Internet may also be vulnerable.
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