How to Fix Security Flaws Affecting your Netgear Router
Netgear, one of the leading router manufacturers, has failed to patch their seven security issues experienced by users while using the networking devices. However, the security team who found these failures issued their results, so users can take defensive measures, and resolve if they still like to use vulnerable routers or replace them with added security equipment. If you’re one of the Netgear users who is facing any security faults, then you can contact Netgear customer service number and get the help of experts.
Three vulnerabilities in Netgear routers
If you’re using the Netgear WNR2000 routers, one of the flaws is a Remote Code Execution (RCE) issue that lets an intruder get the router control without entering exact authentication identifications. Another failure permitted an unauthenticated attacker to recall the admin password of your router account.
Although these three faults commonly occur with the Netgear WNR2000 v5 routers, but sometimes, these also affect v3 and v4 versions of this specific router model. If you have the remote administration feature enabled on your Netgear router, then the RCE flaw can affect your security. In the case of 4 and v3 router models, it’s enabled by default, whereas in v5 version, you need to turn it on manually.
Using the Shodan, which is a search engine for the devices connected to the Internet, attackers can access the vulnerable routers enabled with their remote administration panel. A determined intruder can find methods to exploit this flaw on the private LAN easily.
It’s not the first security problem affect Netgear routers, the Netgear R6400, and R7000 models also have the unpatched security flaws earlier. Probably the overwhelming part of these security flaws is that the company fails to patch them. So, if you think that your router is being compromised, just get in touch with Netgear customer service experts to get instant support and solution.