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If you have one of these routers, you have a HUGE security hole

If you have one of these routers, you have a HUGE security hole

If you've been reassured by Cisco's enterprise-level hardware: Watch out! The company recently announced that a flaw in their consumer-grade router security might leave your Wi-Fi exposed to remote access.

The following products, according to Cisco's press release, might be at risk.

  • Cisco DPC3212 VoIP Cable Modem
  • Cisco DPC3825 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Residential Gateway
  • Cisco EPC3212 VoIP Cable Modem
  • Cisco EPC3825 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Residential Gateway
  • Cisco Model DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 Cable Modem
  • Cisco Model DPC3925 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 with Wireless Residential Gateway with EDVA
  • Cisco Model DPQ3925 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Residential Gateway with EDVA
  • Cisco Model EPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
  • Cisco Model EPC3925 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 with Wireless Residential Gateway with EDVA

The routers are vulnerable to an exploit that allows cybercriminals to gain access to your router's administrator panel without a username or password. Hackers can use a "buffer overflow" that overrides your router's log-in screen.

Cisco claims that there are no known workarounds for the flaw at this point in time.

Here are some strategies to protect your Wi-Fi router from criminals and creeps.

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