If you own a wireless manufactured by ASUS, then hackers might be able to jump onto your router whenever they please. According to new research by cybersecurity experts at Accuvant, ASUS routers have a glaring vulnerability that hasn't been fixed quite yet.
The vulnerability exploits a poorly-coded identification protocol for other routers. Hackers can exploit this protocol to gain the ability to remotely execute software through your router.
The only way a hacker would be able to remotely execute code to your router, however, is if they're connected to it.
That means the only way that a hacker could attack your router is if they were within a certain range.
Here are the ASUS routers confirmed to have been affected by this bug:
There's no patch for this bug at the moment, but I'm willing to bet that the company is already hard at work on a fix.
If you're not using an ASUS router and you're not vulnerable to this bug, then you'll definitely want to watch out for the fact that peeping toms could be trying to take command of your webcam as we speak. Click here to find out how to stop them.