[sf-lug] crackers may target routers, here are some defence ideas such as OpenWRT
akleider at sonic.net
Tue Aug 18 09:55:47 PDT 2015
On 2015-08-18 08:36, jim wrote:
> Here's a link to an article that claims
> that world-wide crackers may be targetting
> our routers because the routers are frail
> from a security standpoint.
> Set a long, complex password, turn off
> uPnP and any other unneeded features, and--
> most effective of all--re-fire the firmware
> with OpenWRT.
> We discussed this last night in the
> SF-LUG meeting, and Bobbie found these
> links to the Buffalo router products,
> which use OpenWRT.
There appears to be some confusion between OpenWRT and dd-wrt.
I'm not up on these matters but I seem to remember being told that
there are some fundamental differences as to 'open'ness.
Can any one add to this (or refute!)?
> Here is the URL to the Amazon Web page.
> Here are two pages for the rest of the information about the free
> router firmware and what works with it.
> The Buffalo main page.
> Thanks, Bobbie!
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