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6 percent of employees do not change the default administrator password on their wireless routers With access to the configuration interface attackers can easily compromise the device • 55 "Percent Of IT Professionals And "of IT professionals and percent of employees do not change the default Internet Protocol IP address on their wireless routers making Cross Site Reuest Forgery CSRF attacks much easier for cyberattackers • 43 percent of IT professionals and 54 percent of employees use Wi Fi Protected Setup WPS – an insecure standard that makes it Simple For Attackers To for attackers to a router’s encryption passphrase regardless of its complexity or strength • 52 percent Of IT Professionals And 59 Percent Of Employees Have Not IT professionals and 59 percent of employees have not the firmware on their routers to the latest version so even when security updates from router vendors are available most users do not receive the additional protection “VERT’s research and SANS recent discovery of ‘The Moon’ worm currently infecting exposed Linksys routers indicates that threats to routers will continue to increase as malicious actors recognize how much information can be gained by attacking these devices” said Craig Young security researcher for Tripwi. ,


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Work based attacks Even technically oriented users find it difficult to identify when a Wireless Router Has Been Hit router has been hit a cyberattack This is because the route’s user interfaces are minimal and the traffic sent from a compromised device to the cyberattacker is virtually invisible Don’t become the next victim Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team VERT has analyzed the security provided by the most popular wireless routers used in many small and home offices and found that 80 percent of ’s top 25 best selling SOHO wireless router models have security vulnerabilities Of the top 50 best selling routers 34 percent have publicly documented exploits that make it relatively simple for attackers to craft either highly targeted attacks or general attacks targeting every vulnerable system they can find The study shows that a few key security practices can help users mitigate wireless router cyberattacks However Tripwire’s study of wireless router security practices among IT professionals and employees who ACCESS CORPORATE NETWORKS FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS SHOWS THAT THESE corporate networks from remote locations shows that these are not widely used Key study findings include the following • 30 percent of IT professionals and According to a Tripwire study “80 Percent Of The Best Percent of the Best Small OfficeHome Office SOHO Wireless Routers Have Security Vulnerabilities” As part of the research Tripwire sponsored a study of 653 IT and security professionals and 1009 employees who work remotely in the US of 653 IT and security professionals and 1009 employees who work remotely in the US UK Collectively this research strongly shows that critical security vulnerabilities are endemic across the entire SOHO wireless router market and a surprising number of IT professionals and "employees who work remotely do not use basic security controls to protect their wireless routers SOHO wireless router security vulnerabilities present "who work remotely do not use basic security controls to protect their wireless routers SOHO wireless router security vulnerabilities present cybersecurity risks to employees and enterprise networks Routers are an ideal target for cyberattackers because they can be used to eavesdrop on traffic sent to and from nearby enterprise access points Once an attacker has gained control of our router they can do the following without Oka Yogi Atma Katha your knowledge • they are able to monitorour traffic • redirect our traffic • block or otherwise tamper with a wide range of our online activities Once a router’s security is compromised devices guarded by the router’s firewall have now become new targets for additional net. How to Secure Your Verizon FIOS Router

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