Security Breaches in ISP provided routers

JohannesZa

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Hi,

Read this article today: http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...mpromised_en_masse?taxonomyId=85&pageNumber=1

outlining how there are various exploits and security breaches in some of the routers that ISP's provide their users. I guess my question is more for MWEB than the community but how assured can we be that the Fon routers that MWEB handed out earlier this year (or was it last year?) do not suffer from these exploits?

Any insight will be much appreciated.
 

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Hi,

Read this article today: http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...mpromised_en_masse?taxonomyId=85&pageNumber=1

outlining how there are various exploits and security breaches in some of the routers that ISP's provide their users. I guess my question is more for MWEB than the community but how assured can we be that the Fon routers that MWEB handed out earlier this year (or was it last year?) do not suffer from these exploits?

Any insight will be much appreciated.

Good Day JohannesZa

Due to the nature of the internet one should always be vigilant and aware of possible compromise. As an ISP, we endeavor to stay one step ahead and always try to ensure that our users are protected against any form of attack.

Vendors and ISP’s appreciate articles such as this one, where tests are done in a controlled environment and exploits highlighted so that they can be mitigated (if needed).

The article mentions key factors regarding this exploit and that is for implementation of an HTTPS secure ACS. I think we have this covered ;)

This article also highlights the fact that end users should have extra security on their end for added security.

Interesting read, nothing alarming though :)
 
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