Over 25,00 Smart Linksys Routers Are Leaking Sensitive Data

Over 25,000 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers are believed to be vulnerable to remote exploit by attackers, leading to the leak of sensitive information.

According to Bad Packets’ security researcher Troy Mursch, the security problem was discovered after the firm’s honeypots flagged the persistent flaw, which “allows unauthenticated remote access to sensitive information.”

Subsequent scans revealed that 25,617 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers are vulnerable and are leaking not only MAC addresses, but also device names, operating system types, and in some cases WAN settings, firewall status, firmware update settings, and DDNS configurations.

Read more at ZDNet

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