[citation][nom]asjflask[/nom]I'll trust a con artist to handle my bank account before I trust Obama with anything else in this world. He's jacked things up enough.[/citation]
Obama has done more than any other president in the history of the USA, but he hasn't done enough. Health care should be controlled by the government because unlike private insurance companies the government knows what's best for everyone. Back on topic, if you use a program like KeePass (100% free with no ads or registration required) to generate a complex password for your router you will be immune from this attack. If your password can't be determined by a brute force attack then your router can't be hacked by this attack.
Love to see what happens when some punk tinkers with a businesses data and gets caught, Congratulations Craig Heffner you are now acting as an accomplice in a cyber crime. I could be way off but still, makes sense to me.
[citation][nom]hellwig[/nom]Hmm... yeah, cause grandma and mom and dad and your aunt susan and brother-in-law phil all know what firmware is and what "update your firmware" means. Is this guy releasing the hack going to go into the millions of homes that currently use these routers and upgrade them? No? Even if Linksys and Netgear and everyone updates their products, the defective products will still exist in peoples homes. Is this researcher going to refund everyone the money they spent on insecure routers so they can buy new routers? No?Then I guess all this asshole has done is give script kiddies more tools to hack unsuspecting individuals. Way to go, like we need more dickheads in the world.[/citation]
+1000. Shoot the idiot.
How does this all affect a computer connected by wire to a cable modem only and therefore using no router and not wireless? Would a software firewall not protect? This is of major concern considering what criminals can get up to accessing and controlling a computer. I would really appreciate honest and hopefully friendly feedback.
You cannot use the old argument "The ends justify the means". It's like that episode of criminal minds where the guy engineered and planned to release a strain of anthrax just to draw attention to the nation's security holes. As a professional, I speak from experience when I tell you that the primary mandate of any scientist/engineer is to PROTECT THE PUBLIC. Releasing a tool that puts hundreds of thousands of people at risk of having their identity stolen or personal information stolen is reckless and in my opinion criminal.