Fri, Feb 16 2007 11:26
Hack lets intruders sneak into home routers
If you haven't changed the default password on your home router, let this recent threat serve as a reminder.
Attackers could change the configuration of home routers using
Symantec have discovered. The researchers first published their work in December, but Symantec publicized the findings on Thursday.
The researchers found that it is possible to change the DNS, or
Domain Name System, settings of a router if the owner uses a connected
the attacker divert all the Net traffic going through the router. For
example, if the victim types in "www.mybank.com," the request could be
sent to a similar-looking fake page created to steal sensitive data.
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