New Flaws Found in Routers and NAS Devices

The world of connected consumer electronics, IoT, and smart devices is growing faster than ever with tens of billions of connected devices streaming and sharing data wirelessly over the Internet, but how secure is it?

As we connect everything from coffee maker to front-door locks and cars to the Internet, we’re creating more potential—and possibly more dangerous—ways for hackers to wreak havoc.

Believe me, there are over 100 ways a hacker can ruin your life just by compromising your wireless router—a device that controls the traffic between your local network and the Internet, threatening the security and privacy of a wide range of wireless devices, from computers and phones to IP Cameras, smart TVs and connected appliances.

In its latest study titled “SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0,” Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) discovered a total of 125 different security vulnerabilities across 13 small office/home office (SOHO) routers and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, likely affecting millions.

List of Affected Router Vendors

SOHO routers and NAS devices tested by the researchers are from the following manufacturers:

  • Buffalo
  • Synology
  • TerraMaster
  • Zyxel
  • Drobo
  • ASUS and its subsidiary Asustor
  • Seagate
  • QNAP
  • Lenovo
  • Netgear
  • Xiaomi
  • Zioncom (TOTOLINK)

According to the security researchers, all of these 13 widely-used devices they tested had at least one web application vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to gain remote shell access or access to the administrative panel of the affected device.

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