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Multiple models of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers have vulnerabilities that might be exploited to create a botnet, security researchers at IOActive warn.
The flaws could be abused to overload a router and force a reboot, deny user access, leak sensitive information about the router and connected devices, or change restricted settings. Many of the active devices exposed were using default credentials, making them particularly susceptible to takeover.
Ten separate security issues (ranging from moderate to critical) make more than 20 models of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers susceptible to attack. An initial search identified over 7,000 vulnerable devices exposed on the internet at the time of the scan.
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One of the ways routers can get infected is through mobile phones running on the router's WiFi then installing infected apps.keyplyr, I would appreciate clarification on this, as I'm routinely running some mobile devices through my router's WiFi. Does this happen only when you choose to install an app that's infected... or will simply running through the router's WiFi in and of itself allow infection?