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October 2002 Archive
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October 30, 2002 Show RETURN TO TOP
The show was pre-empted this week due to WBAI fund raising.
A Linksys router that has been recommended on the show many times, and is widely used, is vulnerable to outside attack. See Popular Linksys Router Vulnerable to Attack from eWeek magazine, November 1, 2002. The Linksys Group Inc.'s BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch can be crashed remotely by an attacker. The vulnerability affects all of the routers with firmware versions earlier than 1.42.7. Firmware version 1.43 fixes the problem. The attack requires that the remote management interface is enabled. In many cases, there is no need for this, and disabling it prevents the problem.
October 23, 2002 Show