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Users Told Disconnect Certain Netgear Routers

Some popular Netgear routers contain a security flaw that is evidently easy to exploit and can make users vulnerable to a CSRF attack.

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About this time I’m wondering if I’d even purchase a Netgear router.
You’d think that with all of the fuss recently about the insecure Internet of things, especially when it comes to routers, that any router maker would be on top of it and patching vulnerabilities as soon as they’re discovered.
Evidently not, as far as Netgear is concerned.
On Friday, a researcher with the online handle Acew0rm published a vulnerability that the U.S. CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University has rated as “critical,” giving it a score of 9.3 out of 10 using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System. Over the weekend, Netgear confirmed the vulnerability, saying that its R7000, R6400 and R8000 routers were possibly vulnerable. However, PCWorld has reported that another researcher has looked into the


 

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