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Home router security to be tested in upcoming hacking contest

Lucian Constantin | July 21, 2014
Researchers are gearing up to hack an array of different home routers during a contest next month at the Defcon 22 security conference.

In March researchers found hundreds of thousands of home routers that had been compromised and had their DNS settings hijacked by attackers. In Poland a similar attack was used to intercept and modify the online banking traffic of home users.

Also this year researchers found thousands of ASUS routers that were exposing the hard drives attached to them to the Internet, a worm infecting Linksys routers and attacks that installed cryptocurrency mining malware on network-attached storage systems.

 

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