NSA: we will pwn your router,sucka

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by miso, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. miso

    miso Guest

    Sounds like a good reason to run OS software on your router.
    The NSA runs a massive, full-time hacking operation targeting foreign
    systems, the latest leaks from Edward Snowden show. But unlike
    conventional cybercriminals, the agency is less interested in hacking
    PCs and Macs. Instead, America’s spooks have their eyes on the internet
    routers and switches that form the basic infrastructure of the net, and
    are largely overlooked as security vulnerabilities.

    “No one updates their routers,” he says. “If you think people are bad
    about patching Windows and Linux (which they are) then they are …
    horrible about updating their networking gear because it is too
    critical, and usually they don’t have redundancy to be able to do it

    He also notes that routers don’t have security software that can help
    detect a breach.
    miso, Sep 5, 2013
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