Cisco Talos reveals New Threat Targeting Home Devices

Cisco has announced some initial findings on a new vulnerability that targets SOHO (Small Office, Home Office)  routers from Netgear, Linksys, etc – and they’re recommending that EVERY device is reset to defaults and upgraded!

Due to the potential for destructive action by the threat actor, we recommend out of an abundance of caution that these actions be taken for all SOHO or NAS devices, whether or not they are known to be affected by this threat.

The vulnerability could give remote actors (bad guys) access to steal web traffic (including userids, passwords, credit card info, etc) as well as remotely “self-destruct” the devices.

More info:

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/VPNFilter.html

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