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.