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Millions of Home Routers Insecure: Black Hat

Isn't anything safe? Not at Black Hat, not in this day and age. The latest threat warning comes from security researcher Craig Heffner, who detailed how hackers could commandeer a home router to penetrate a local area network.

Cracking a router is easy, Heffner said. The trick, he explained, is using the router as a springboard to access the LAN. eSecurity Planet has the details.


LAS VEGAS -- According to new research delivered today here at the Black Hat security conference, millions of home routers may have a serious security flaw.

In his presentation at Black Hat, security researcher Craig Heffner detailed how an external attacker could gain full control of a user's router and use that to gain access to the internal local area network (LAN). Though the implications are ominous, Heffner, also detailed a variety of steps users can take to protect themselves.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Millions of Home Routers at Risk