Analecta Cyber Company Blog: Critical Netgear Router Exploit allows anyone to Hack You Remotely

2015-10-22

Critical Netgear Router Exploit allows anyone to Hack You Remotely

Some 11,000 Netgear routers are believed to be the victims of DNS Monitoring. Joe Giron, a security researcher, discovered a security vulnerability in Netgear routers that hackers are taking advantage of by changing the DNS settings on devices. The DNS settings on the researcher's device were changed to a suspect IP address.



"Normally I set mine to Google's [IP address], and it was not that, it was something else," Giron said. "For two or three days all my DNS traffic was being sent over to them."

Netgear responded and said the request: "affects fewer than 5,000 devices."
The company promised to correct the flaw by October 14.

The Hacker News suggest the Netgear router users not use their device until then.
The affected Netgear routers are: JNR1010v2, JWNR2000v5, JWNR2010v5, WNR614, WNR618, WNR1000v4, WNR2020 and WNR2020v2.