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D-Link admits home routers vulnerable to hackers
Router manufacturer D-Link admitted that some of its routers have a vulnerability that could allow hackers access to a device's administrative settings, but it has issued patches.
According to a blog post from SourceSec Security Research, some D-Link routers have an insecure implementation of the Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP), which could allow an unauthorised person to change a router's settings. SourceSec published a proof-of-concept software tool called HNAP0wn that would enable the hack, a move that D-Link criticised. "By publicising their tool and giving specific instructions, the authors of the report have publicly outlined how the security can be breached, which could have had serious repercussions for our customers," D-Link said in a statement.
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