January 26, 2013

Zero-Day Discovered On Cisco Linksys Routers

Saturday, 26 January 2013 by Matt Mosley A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in popular Cisco Linksys routers that allow hackers to gain remote root access. Security vendor DefenseCode discovered the flaw and reported it to Cisco months ago and a fix is already on the way.According to Cisco, more than 70 million of these Linksys routers have been sold globally. The exploit was successfully tested against a Linksys model WRT54GL router by researchers who claimed that the latest Linksys firmware 4.30.14 and all previous versions are still vulnerable.The team took 12 days to develop an exploit that could be used by hackers to take control of a person’s wireless router and hijack all the information being processed through it.