French researcher finds gaping holes in security of DSL modems

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Whilst several vulnerable backdoors in various DSL (broadband) modems were revealed by security researchers last year, would-be hackers required relatively unfettered direct IP access to the device to carry out an attack.
Now a French researcher has discovered a series of wireless flaws on DSL modems from Linksys, Netgear and other vendors, which effectively gives attackers administration level access by simply resetting the modem’s configuration settings, so bypassing the firewall settings of the unit.
Tags: Security
Source Hack in the Box