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Netgear close serious security flaw in three routers with update

Netgear close serious security flaw in three routers with update

Netgear has software updates released for the three routers which is a serious security flaw is fixed. Earlier, it was the company already with the beta versions of the update.

The vulnerabilities may allow attackers from the outside run arbitrary code on the routers. It was, therefore, for hackers, for example, possible to use the device from cyber-attacks.

Netgear has released an update for the models R6400, R7000 and R8000. Owners of that routerversies is strongly recommended the update from the site to download, even if the beta version is already installed.

For a further six routers with the vulnerability is a betaupdate released. Netgear said to be working on a full update for the firmware of those devices.

Vulnerable

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, came the vulnerabilities last week at the track. The university advised people the routers not to use it, as long as there is no software update.

People who make use of the routers are at risk when they visit a malicious website. In this way the code of the router can be adjusted. Also can an attack be carried out on the local network.

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