Security fix for Asus routers

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by SHATNERSTACTIC, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. SHATNERSTACTIC

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    That is concerning. Especially when I'm about to pull the trigger on the Asus RT-AC66U :confused:
     
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    Thanks. Useful information for some Asus owners. It only affects people if they use the AiCloud services:

    The vulnerabilities make it possible for hackers to access directories on networked drives using Asus' proprietary AiCloud option. Enabling features such as "Cloud Disk," "Smart Access," and "Smart Sync" appear to enable the vulnerability

    If you don't use these features, then your Asus Router is secure - I don't use any of them on mine, wasn't purchased for these.
     
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    There are a lot of reports out there some confirm what charles_b writes, others suggest that a drive plugged in via USB is immediately accessible.

    It is my opinion that a router has no business being a poor-man's NAS.

    When considering a new router, I would recommend buying something that is currently supported by Tomato, OpenWRT or one of the other free, open source firmware projects. The day will come when the manufacturer no longer supports your device as they want you to buy a new product... potentially leaving you exposed.
     

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