Netgear: 11 routers vulnerable to remote hacking

11 models of Netgear routers are susceptible to remote hacking.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Dec 16 2016 1:33 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Security researcher Andrew Rollins has discovered 11 different models of Netgear routers that have been vulnerable to remote hacks, with Rollins even warning Netgear about the problem all the way back on August 25, but didn't receive a reply.

Netgear: 11 routers vulnerable to remote hacking | TweakTown.com

Rollins went public with the announcement after waiting 3 months, which saw Homeland Security throwing out a warning a few days ago, and now Netgear is finally in the fold, admitting that it knows about the problem. Netgear has announced the affected models, and will release patches... for some of them.

Here's the list of the affected routers:

  • R6250*
  • R6400*
  • R6700*
  • R6900
  • R7000*
  • R7100LG
  • R7300
  • R7900
  • R8000*
  • D6220
  • D7000

Netgear has patched the R6250, R6400, R6700, R7000 and R8000 - but it's not easy, as you'll need to manually update your Netgear router, as the company doesn't have a way of providing over-the-air updates. Netgear hasn't said a word on whether they'll be updating the other models just yet, but Rollins did talk with Wired, where he said it's "not that hard to fix at all".

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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