Questions tagged [router]

A router is a networking device that routes forwards between networks. A router generally has two or more data connections allowing data to be routed between networks.

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WiFi Hotspot's Evil Twin

So an Evil Twin Wifi hotspot is a hotspot with the same SSID and/or same MAC that when the victim auto-connect to this hotspot, all traffic go through this evil twin and thus the information ...
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Router being infected by malware

If you connect a computer that is infected with malware (the government grade, kernel infecting, extremely persistent, easily spreadable kind) to a router or modem, can the router or modem or its ...
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How to force clients to connect to WiFi automatically?

I have watched a hak5 YouTube that they did make people connect to their wifipineapple (a WiFi Honey pot) , and they stored the Wi-Fi hotspots, those the phone used to connect to. The historical ...
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How do I deal with a compromised network device?

I suspect that a network device (modem, router. switch, access point, etc) is compromised. What should I do?
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How to secure a router/modem? [closed]

I found a lot of resources about how to secure WiFi networks. This question is not about that. How can I make sure the software running on the modem/router is not exploitable to known security flaws? ...
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Shellshock exploit on Linux Routers/Modems?

I am worried about the millions (actually, worried about mine) of routers/modems that run Linux. How exposed are they to Shellshock?
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Best practice for home router configuration

Having read about the large number of routers infected by Wifatch, I've realised I don't know how to check whether my router has been infected with this or more malicious malware or what I'd do about ...
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How to recommend a (more) secure router

A colleague asked me to recommend a router for her small business. I asked her for a specification list, and on her list, she specifies secure. Well, we all know that nothing is completely secure in ...
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How can IoT and other network devices access the internet if my router works as a firewall?

My understanding is that routers act as natural firewalls. In that context, how can an IoT device receive commands from the WAN if they are not initiated from within the LAN? In a specific example, ...
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Cannot identify or block unknown MAC addresses

I've only got a basic idea about networking, Google is my teacher. Router: Tenda D303 Location: India Connection: BSNL Unlimited 1Mbps broadband. Friends and relatives visit me often, and connect to ...
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Found an application (Whatsapp) initiating UPnP requests, is it something that I should worry about?

I have logged in into my router using the web interface. I was checking UPnP forwarding (which is enabled by default), and found out that whatsapp is initiating a UPnP request on port 65072. Is ...
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Did I just get DNS Hijacked?

I went online on my Macbook today and noticed my iTunes complaining that it couldn't connect to Apple, I tried logging out and in of my account but weirdly it said it couldn't log in; I didn't think ...
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Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network

I'm a teacher and IT person at a small K-12 school. The students are not supposed to have phones, laptops or access to the network. However, students being students they will try to find a way around ...
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Danger of default router password

How bad is it to not change the default home router password? Are there any concrete dangers? Are there any attacks directly resulting out of the use of default passwords, not vulnerabilities in the ...
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How to configure Chrome to stop external websites accessing my router?

Yet another serious router vulnerability has been disclosed: https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40889/ This is a command execution vulnerability through the web interface. I'm not too concerned ...
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Is using VPN on a router more secure than using a dedicated VPN machine?

I was looking at the features of the Asus RT-N66U router and noticed the built-in VPN feature. I am currently running an OpenVPN server on an ESXi VM, but I was wondering: would using the VPN feature ...
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Is possible to get infected by only staying connected to the Internet (nothing else)?

I have a router and I'm the only user. I have a computer with Linux and a tablet with Windows 8.1. Because of a few problems, I had to reinstall Windows on the tablet. Since I'm a bit paranoid about ...
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unknown user on my router

Recently i noticed that there is an unknown user connected to my modem. I tried to block the mac address by accessing router page(192.168.1.1 ,dlink modem) > parent control > macaddress filter > put ...
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What kind of encryption or obfuscation is this? [closed]

I found this script on a web page who attempted to change my router's DNS configuration. But I can't understant what kind of encryption or obfuscation is used. Here, a sample of the code on the page:...
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What is the “Moose” worm and how can I protect myself from it?

I have heard from others that there is a new worm called "moose". This actively targets and exploits home routers. What are the effects of this exploit? How can I protect myself from this? Can I ...
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My dlink router seems to be compromised

By chance I read today about this huge vulnerability regarding my router Dlink DIR-600. ( http://www.s3cur1ty.de/m1adv2013-003 ) Just out of curiosity about what I would find, I tried to send some ...
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Router DNS getting automatically changed

I don't know if this is the correct forum where to ask, but I didn't find anything more appropriate. I have a TP-Link router model TD-W8951ND, and three months ago I noticed that the network was ...
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Router flood with port scan from different ip

today I checked the log of my home router and I've found a series of port scan from different IP: [DoS attack: ACK Scan] from source: 90.1.69.89:1158 Monday, June 15,2015 11:12:14 [DoS ...
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Am I getting DDOS attacked?

There has been some weird activity with my WiFi router after somebody threatened to DDoS me. I am looking at my WiFi router's activity logs and I don't know what I am looking for. What happens is my ...
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connecting a secure computer directly to the internet without a router

If you have a fairly secure computer how dangerous is it to connect to a modem directly without a router in between. Let's say the computer is running Debian as a host and Whonix in VirtualBox, a VPN ...
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What are some attacks I can perform if I break into victims lan router? [closed]

I am new to Linux / Kali, but I am trying to learn as much as I can. For the past five days I have been using Google and learning on my own. I have been learning about breaking into routers and have ...
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Strange requests coming from EA4350 Linksys routers

I have had two Linksys EA4350 Routers for a week or so being used internal my network as wireless access points, and all of a sudden I started noticing requests from them once per minute (care of my ...
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VPN server in a router [closed]

I am new to using and configuring VPNs. I was thinking of setting up my router as an OpenVPN server, but as I understand that is to connect form the outside to my network. However, I want a connection ...
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Cannot identify or block unknown MAC addresses (Part 2)

Previously, I mentioned 5 unknown MAC addresses often connecting to my router, and noticeably causes my internet to be slow. Router: Tenda D303, Location: India, Connection: BSNL Unlimited 1Mbps ...