DSL routers backdoor vulnerable?

  rdave13 20:04 04 Apr 2014

Just found this. Seems hackers can get to the router's settings. Without searching I don't have the info of how to block this vulnerable TCP port number: 32764. Just a post to warn of possible security breach.

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  rdave13 20:07 04 Apr 2014

Link has posted twice, must be a PCA blip.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:12 04 Apr 2014

"The backdoor requires that the attacker be on the local network, so this isn’t something that could be used to remotely attack DSL users."

Read this and use shields up to test the ports

  rdave13 20:20 04 Apr 2014

There's an update in the article, " Update: Vanderbeken reports some routers have the backdoor open to the Internet side as well, leaving them vulnerable to remote attack." So not confined to just a local network on some routers.

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:52 04 Apr 2014

My old router, a Netgear DGN2200v3, is on that list but, I suspect the chances of actually being hacked in this way are pretty remote. Having recently got fibre we are now on a BT HomeHub 5 which is, I believe, made by Hauwei.

  rdave13 21:38 04 Apr 2014

Mr Mistoffelees, as you say, being hacked is pretty remote until it happens to you. Hence the post.

  rdave13 21:42 04 Apr 2014

Still worth probing your port 32764.

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