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Using A Router For Wireless Internet Service? Easy Hacking Is Possible

If you recently bought a top-notch wireless router, you may not be pleased by the latest findings by a report written by Independent Security Evaluators of Baltimore. It was found that 13 of the most popular wireless internet service routers can easily be exploited by hackers who have either WLAN or LAN access.

The report found that all 13 routers which were evaluated can be taken over from the local network. What’s worse is that four of the thirteen routers don’t require an active management session in order to be taken over by hackers. These are critical security vulnerabilities, according to experts, and while users may think attacks on routers are rare, they are growing in number and as such, should be something that users keep an eye on.