Netgear Acknowledges Critical Vulnerability In Multiple Routers

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Sorbert

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Got the nighthawk x6 but don't have the cash at moment to get a new Xmas and all hope fixed sooner then later
 

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Not first time Netgear had a MASSIVE issue with their software, but because in was in their not very popular UTM product, not many noticed.
In short - on each reboot it replaced VPN's IPSEC Shared key with 49 asterisks.
 

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unless you are running the stock firmware this will not affect you. (tomato, ddwrt and openwrt users don't need to worry)
 

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The factory netgear firmware sucks, it was so unstable. When loaded up with a few streams of netflix and a network backup, the router would freeze and i would have to reboot it manually by unplugging it. Holidays were a nightmare with all the family over. Literally 10 times a day, it would need a reboot.

So i switched to DDWRT last year and it's been very stable. Never crashes and just simply works.
 
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