Attacks are likely to continue and manufacturers are largely unprepared to respond, security researchers say
The flaws can be exploited to gain unauthorized access or cause denial-of-service conditions.
There's no real fix for this malware yet, but you can thwart it by keeping a specific setting disabled.
Attackers have used a variety of techniques to exploit known vulnerabilities in router models from different manufacturers.
Turning on Universal Plug and Play causes any attached storage to be exposed to the Internet. A manual firmware fix is available.
Researchers used a specially-crafted virus called ‘Chameleon’ to attack access points, which could then spread the malware along wirelessly.
Amazon's 50 top-selling routers are open to attack, researchers at Tripwire report.
Buggy firmware, sloppy design, and careless users mean easy pickings for online hackers.
The list of affected router models is larger than previously thought
Attackers changed the DNS configuration of vulnerable home routers to mount man-in-the-middle attacks against users in Poland.