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    Virus infects some Linksys routers

    Hey Y'all,

    Read about it here.

    Temporary Fixes:
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    Generally for home routers Remote Administration should be turned off as a good security practice IMHO.
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    Damn...I have the E4200 series but I haven't used it in years. Thanks for the heads up! I wish the article went into detail about the firmware for each model that would remove them from the list.

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    B.F.,

    If you enter your router firmware there should be a button to check for Firmware Updates.
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    I don't use it...it's not compatible with my DSL setup...other wise I'd use the crap out of it. I wonder if I can update the firmware with out having to set up the router. Or can I connect it to another PC in my home and update the firmware that way?

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    This particular vulnerability is that the admin verification/authentication is missing through that particular 'entry way'.
    Not sure other routers, or other Linkysys models, have this vulnerability. As the link says, disable remote admin access, and/or change the access port number will stop this.

    Seems all routers allow remote administration (default as well), even allowing via wifi. That means 'roadside hacking' (park a car outside) is possible.

    I disable wifi admin access. Also disable remote access. That way, only wire connected PC can do administrative work/modification. To further the security, I disable SSID Broadcasting, this avoids vulnerability re one-button-connect (WPA: Wifi Protected Access).

    Allowing only wired connected PC to do router administrative work is an inconvenience. You can do it indirectly if needed: by using remote desktop, such as MS Remote Desktop, VNC, TeamViewer, LogMeIn, etc.
    Be careful, one mistake and the router locks you out. Now you really have to drive/fly there to fix it!

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