Router Virus

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Kentish, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Kentish

    Kentish Guest

    Do you know if there is a virus that specifically attacks and infects
    routers?
    Kentish, Jul 15, 2005
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  2. Kentish

    Mike Fields Guest

    "Kentish" <> wrote in message
    news:G8OBe.11533$...
    > Do you know if there is a virus that specifically attacks and infects
    > routers?
    >
    >


    Not aware of any, but that does not mean much, HOWEVER,
    remember that unlike windoze machines where everybody is
    using the same OS, different routers use different OS's --
    most of the newer Linksys stuff runs on Linux I believe (and
    you can go to their site and download the source code for the
    router if you are interested since it is open source). For a
    number of the Linksys routers, you can even download third
    party versions of the firmware. This would make it pretty
    tough to find a consistent way to screw it up. Far easier to
    just hack the windoze machines ...

    mikey
    Mike Fields, Jul 15, 2005
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