Home routers and security flaws
Posted Oct 11, 2007 1:39 UTC (Thu) by jwb
Parent article: Home routers and security flaws
I would have to say that these attacks are the least of the worries I have about the telco's home routers. The most widespread telco-supplied home router is the 2Wire wireless access point and dsl modem. Each of these is shipped with a 56-bit WEP key, which is written on the bottom of the router. The user does not have the password for the router, because it's kept secret by the telco's support group, so the user can't upgrade to 128-bit WEP or WPA or do any other thing. It is trivial to crack the 56-bit keys in these things. It can be done by any hacker in less than 10 seconds.
This is the access point that AT&T supplies to all their DSL customers, so this piece of junk is very, very popular.
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