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Exploit released for vulnerability targeted by Linksys router worm

Lucian Constantin | Feb. 18, 2014
Technical details about a vulnerability in Linksys routers that's being exploited by a new worm have been released Sunday along with a proof-of-concept exploit and a larger than earlier expected list of potentially vulnerable device models.

"Linksys will be working on the affected products with a firmware fix that is planned to be posted on our website in the coming weeks," Sohl said.

The public release of a proof-of-concept exploit exposes the vulnerable routers to potential opportunistic and targeted attacks in addition to TheMoon malware threat. Cybercriminals have recently started compromising home routers to launch attacks against online banking users, suggesting the risk associated with serious vulnerabilities in routers is not just theoretical.


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