Category: Wifatch

Tracing the Cause of the Home Router Problem

If you’ve been following this website and blog you’ll know that it’s filled with information about vulnerabilities and other security problems in home routers. But how did we ever get ourselves into this position? It certainly doesn’t need to be this way. Why is home networking equipment so problematic? Instead of answering the question we’ll just […]

Wifatch – The Router Trojan from Friendly Hackers?

Yesterday, cybersecurity firm Symantec reported on a new piece of malware called Linux.Wifatch that attacks Linux-based home routers. And by “attack” we mean that it patches security holes that it finds to make the routers safer. Hey, wait…. That’s right, this router malware does not modify the user’s DNS settings nor does it launch a distributed […]

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