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    Security Alert! Check your router password!!!


    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39285996,00.htm

    [size=12pt]Drive-by pharming poses security risk[/size]
    Graeme Wearden ZDNet UK

    Published: 20 Feb 2007 17:12 GMT

    A new threat called drive-by pharming, in which a cyberattacker takes control of a user's home router, has been identified.

    Security firm Symantec warned earlier this week that drive-by pharming could allow a malicious attacker to steal a user's bank details. Anyone who hadn't changed the default password on their router would be at risk, Symantec claimed, and could fall victim without having to choose to download and run anything. The JavaScript-based exploit is also independent of operating system.
    All the more reason to make sure that you have CHANGED the password from the default on any router you have involved in your home network.

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    Re: Security Alert! Check your router password!!!

    I often wondered how long it would take for this to catch on.

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    Re: Security Alert! Check your router password!!!

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    I often wondered how long it would take for this to catch on.
    People are dumb about the router passwords, so this is a fairly simple exploit, for sure.


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    Re: Security Alert! Check your router password!!!

    Thats the problem with making everything too easy with plug and play - people get lazy or just ignorant about things like this.
    Time spent annoying a Packer fan is never time wasted...


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    Re: Security Alert! Check your router password!!!

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    Thats the problem with making everything too easy with plug and play - people get lazy or just ignorant about things like this.
    Probably the same over here as there, but I'm constantly amazed at how many networks are available when I just turn on my laptop with the wireless card stuck in and start poking around.

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