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An unpatched vulnerability exposes Netgear routers to hacking

Lucian Constantin | Dec. 13, 2016
The flaw allows hackers to execute arbitrary shell commands on affected devices

Routers have become an attractive target for hackers in recent years as they can be used to spy on user traffic and launch other attacks. Most commonly they are infected with malware and used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) campaigns.

There are many steps that users can take to improve the security of their routers and make it less likely that they will get hacked.

 

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