Sunday, August 4, 2013
Defcon 21 - Wi-Fi Routers: More Security Risks Than Ever
The research team that discovered significant security holes in more than a dozen home Wi-Fi routers adds more devices to that list at Defcon 21.
PCWorld - LAS VEGAS -- More major brand-name Wi-Fi router vulnerabilities continue to be discovered, and continue to go unpatched, a security researcher has revealed at Defcon 21.
Jake Holcomb, a security researcher at the Baltimore, Md.-based firm Independent Security Evaluators and the lead researcher into Wi-Fi router vulnerabilities, said that problem is worse than when ISE released its original findings in April.
The latest study continues to show that the small office and home office Wi-Fi routers are "very vulnerable to attack," Holcomb said.
"They're not a means to protect your network and your digital assets," he cautioned.
Holcomb is a relatively young researcher, in his mid-20s, who turned his lifelong interest in computer security into a professional career only in the past year. Previously, he was doing network security for a school district in Ohio. More