Yesterday we wrote about a disturbing flaw in some D-Link routers that allow for a malicious individual to access it without a username or password. Shortly after we published the article we were reminded that this flaw does not just exist in D-Link hardware, but is also present in devices from many other companies that have SOHO and Residential products. The string for each might be different and in some cases harder to gain access to, but it is there.
Remember the issue with IP Cameras where users were able to by-pass security and view camera input all thanks to a flaw in the way the internal webserver was setup? Well it looks like a similar flaw is showing up in some D-Link routers. The first news of the flaw popped up on a blog dedicated to hacking embedded devices. The post was interesting in that it followed the same pattern used for the hack that allowed access to a number of IP cameras.
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) has officially launched in certain areas of the globe. The replacement for the aging Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4) is said to have built in security, Encryption capabilities and a ridiculous number of address combinations making it sustainable for a very long time. The downside is that, as with many core technology updates, there are not many products that use it and the average home user is facing a pretty steep learning curve in getting things going.
Wireless networking is one of those things that we all have come to rely on. We tend to expect to be able to connect just about anywhere now. I mean, even McDonalds has wireless now so why shouldn’t we? But what do you do when you come across one of those places that either does not have it, has poor quality (like many hotels) or you are just concerned about your security when on those open networks? Well there are a few companies that have a solution to this and we are going to take a look at one from EDIMAX today. It is one of the world’s smallest 802.11n wireless routers the EDIMAX BR-6258n.