D-Link Finally Shuts Firmware Backdoor in Routers

Status
Not open for further replies.

Darkk

Distinguished
Oct 6, 2003
615
0
18,980
0
While this backdoor had it's good intentions from customer service standpoint but poorly designed. The backdoor should be unique to each device. Backdoor should ask for a password such as the device's serial number and few digits of the MAC address. Also add a deny timer if hacking of the backdoor is in progress.

Easy to implement. Ah well, least they took it out entirely.
 

clonazepam

Distinguished
Jul 10, 2010
2,625
0
21,160
119


There's many reasons for thinking so, including the fact that Comcast keeps bugging me to replace the one I have that works perfectly. It has VoIP built in, and they keep messaging me that the battery is dead, and the whole unit needs replacing. lol. Now, I'm not a serious conspiracy theorist. I do enjoy them for their entertainment value. I'm also not the type to believe that I'm so important that someone somewhere really cares about what I'm doing on the internet. I do love a good story though.
 

timaahhh

Distinguished
Nov 5, 2007
279
0
18,790
1
You think for the sake of troubleshooting you could add a physical switch or jumper the user can use to put the router into a troubleshooting mode. I hate the fact that AT&T's new modems can see every device hooked up to there uVerse modems. There are so many 'backdoors' technicians have now a days that do very little in terms of end user support but could give a potential hacker more information they may need to intrude on your network.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS