December 19, 2014 Leave a comment 12 million+ routers have a critical security flaw By Komando Staff, Komando.com 26,19026.1k More than 12 million routers are affected by a scary, new security flaw. Security experts are calling it the "misfortune cookie" and hackers could use it to completely hijack any device connected to a router.This flaw isn't limited to single brand. Older and lower-end routers from D-Link, Edimax, Huawei, TP-Link, ZTE and ZyXEL could be affected, according to information-security company Check Point. Here's what Check Point claims a hacker could do with this hack: Attackers can send specially crafted HTTP cookies [to the gateway] that exploit the vulnerability to corrupt memory and alter the application and system state. This, in effect, can trick the attacked device to treat the current session with administrative privileges - to the misfortune of the device owner.Routers are one of the most important types of tech that needs to stay secure. If a hacker can snoop in on your router, then they can watch all of the information that goes into and out of your computer. Luckily, this vulnerability is fixable.Next page: Find out what has to happen to plug this security leak. Continued on next page12Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Happening Now Inside Apple's supply chain: child labor, grueling hours, deadly mud pits Next Happening Now Vonage app works on Android smartwatches Related Articles Protect your phone from secret spyware Android Auto to be a built-in feature for new car models? One change that instantly makes your computer smarter Sponsor: What is Zoho, and how can I use it to boost sales for my business?