Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.
Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers. avatar

Check your routers firmware! http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/22/001239/intentional-backdoor-in-consumer-routers-found http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/easter-egg-dsl-router-patch-merely-hides-backdoor-instead-of-closing-it/ The nature of the change, which leverages the same code as was used in the old firmware to provide administrative access over the concealed port, suggests that the backdoor is an intentional feature of the firmware and not just a mistake made in coding. … Continue reading