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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      05-13-2009
It's sad, isn't it, when you can't even trust your own LAN...

<http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3365>

 
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Rhino
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      05-13-2009
On Wed, 13 May 2009 20:51:17 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
<(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:

>It's sad, isn't it, when you can't even trust your own LAN...
>
><http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3365>

From the link you provided, it appears to be that two problems exist.

1. The default LAN login has not been updated. If a machine is
compromised, then the router is accessible. Dumb.

2. Access to the router from the WAN has not been disabled. Dumb
and dumber.

Cheers, Rhino
 
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Enkidu
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      05-13-2009
Rhino wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 2009 20:51:17 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
> <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:
>
>> It's sad, isn't it, when you can't even trust your own LAN...
>>
>> <http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3365>

> From the link you provided, it appears to be that two problems exist.
>
> 1. The default LAN login has not been updated. If a machine is
> compromised, then the router is accessible. Dumb.
>
> 2. Access to the router from the WAN has not been disabled. Dumb
> and dumber.
>

Number 2 is not necessary. All that is necessary is a machine on the LAN
that is accessible from the Internet (eg Web server) and which can be
compromised. Then you can attack the router from inside.

Cheers,

Cliff

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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      05-13-2009
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Rhino wrote:

> 2. Access to the router from the WAN has not been disabled.


It most certainly has.

 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      05-20-2009
In message <gue1m5$52i$(E-Mail Removed)>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> It's sad, isn't it, when you can't even trust your own LAN...
>
> <http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3365>


Even sadder when the security measure doesn't bloody work ...

<http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3427>

 
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