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Critical Security Flaws Found in Millions of Home and Office Devices

Flaws in the UPnP, or Universal Plug and Play, found in routers, printers and other devices used in the home and small office environment could allow attackers to gain access to your home or small business network.

Many devices on the market today from cable modems to routers to printers have UPnP as an option and most of the times it is enable by default. This has been my experience.

Log into your device as administrator and make sure that UPnP is disabled.

The article and report at first read lends one to beleive that this is a new issue - well sorry to disappoint, but it is not. This vulnerability has been around for a while. Best practices is always to disable UPnP. Of course the other side would be to enable it and view the logs to see how attackers try to gain access.

Some additional links relating to this article:

TechNewsDaily

Vulnerability Note VU#922681 - Portable SDK for UPnP Devices (libupnp) contains multiple buffer overflows in SSDP
Posted: 1/30/2013 10:42:39 PM by Proxy Consulting | with 0 comments
Filed under: Consumer Electronics, Home Office, Security, Security Exploits, Small Business, UPnP
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