An event at DEF CON 22, called “SOHOpelessly Broken” took a look at how easy it might be to crack eleven popular small office /home office wireless routers and access points. The losers are listed below – these you might want to avoid.
- Asus AC66U – #7 in top selling computer routers on Amazon at the time of this post.
- Netgear WNDR-4700
- DLink 865L
- Belkin N900
- Linksys EA6500
- Trendnet TEW-812DRU
- Actiontec Q1000
So the bad news – seven of the eleven we able to be breached. Of those that fell, a total of 15 vulnerabilities were revealed, and 11 of these vulnerabilities had been previously discovered to be affecting the security of earlier models by these same manufacturers. So the real bad news is that the companies that manufacture these devises and who build the security into them, are failing to learn from their earlier mistakes.
If you are using wireless in your home or office networks, you should take a quick look at my earlier post where we covered how to secure your wireless network.Share