I warned a few days ago about Linksys routers being trivially easy to hack; unfortunately many other popular routers have security vulnerabilities too. The experts cited in the article have a few recommendations, which I will repeat and elaborate on.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on April 18, 2013
If the vulnerability in WPS that I linked and talked about this week wasn’t bad enough, some of the commenters at the always excellent Hackaday found something terrible. Many vendors use a predictable number as the WPS PIN, and don’t even bother to make it unique on a router-by-router basis. So much for it taking [...]
Posted by Dave Farquhar on December 31, 2011
The low-tier, DIY VPN has proven popular. The biggest drawback with its approach has been that it requires you to keep a PC on at home. But if your computer is configured to hibernate after a period of inactivity, or if the power goes out, you’ll have a problem. If you’re willing to do some [...]
Posted by Dave Farquhar on August 5, 2011
What to look for in a router is a common question, and an important one. I’m glad to see people are taking security seriously. I visited that topic in 2004, but that was a long, long time ago. Things have changed somewhat in those six long years. Of course, any router is better than having [...]
Posted by Dave Farquhar on October 4, 2010