Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
BT’s Wi-Fi extenders are at risk!
BT have released a firmware patch for multiple security flaws that have been found in their Wi-Fi extenders. BT are urging people to upgrade their devices to protect themselves from the security flaws, that have been discovered by security researchers Pen Test Partners.
The vulnerabilities that were found were, cross-site scripting and also the ability to change a password without the end user noticing. Pen Test Partners discovered that when these 2 flaws were combined and exploited, they were able to steal a victims WPA wireless network passphrase. This is after tricking the user into visiting a maliciously constructed webpage whilst connected to their network.
ITWiser offer a wide range of services and solutions that can help prevent these situations from happening to you and your business. We offer internal security audits and external security audits, these audits are designed to highlight vulnerabilities in your network. We also offer other services and solutions including penetration testing, for more information please get in touch today.