Update Your Router’s Firmware Immediately

Update your router's firmware immediately

Written by: Jay H.

On August 7, BleepingComputer published an article detailing an actively exploited bug affecting millions of routers from various vendors and ISPs.

This bug lets hackers remotely bypass authentication and deploy Mirai botnet malicious payloads on your router. If your router is impacted, hackers could take over and wreak havoc on your network!

Millions Of Routers At Risk

The vulnerability impacts routers with Arcadyan firmware and affects dozens of router models from vendors and ISPs like ASUS, British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, O2 (Telefonica), Verizon, Vodafone, Telstra, and Telus. Given the massive list of impacted vendors and router models, there are likely millions of routers susceptible to this vulnerability.

“Given that most people may not even be aware of the security risk and won’t be upgrading their device anytime soon, this attack tactic can be very successful, cheap and easy to carry out,” said Juniper Threat Labs.

The following list includes all known impacted devices and vendors, including vulnerable firmware versions:

Vendor Device Found on version
ADB ADSL wireless IAD router 1.26S-R-3P
Arcadyan ARV7519
Arcadyan VRV9517 6.00.17 build04
Arcadyan VGV7519 3.01.116
Arcadyan VRV9518 1.01.00 build44
ASUS DSL-AC88U (Arc VRV9517) 1.10.05 build502
ASUS DSL-AC87VG (Arc VRV9510) 1.05.18 build305
ASUS DSL-AC3100 1.10.05 build503
ASUS DSL-AC68VG 5.00.08 build272
Beeline Smart Box Flash 1.00.13_beta4
British Telecom WE410443-SA 1.02.12 build02
Buffalo WSR-2533DHPL2 1.02
Buffalo WSR-2533DHP3 1.24
Buffalo BBR-4HG
Buffalo BBR-4MG 2.08 Release 0002
Buffalo WSR-3200AX4S 1.1
Buffalo WSR-1166DHP2 1.15
Buffalo WXR-5700AX7S 1.11
Deutsche Telekom Speedport Smart 3 010137.
HughesNet HT2000W 0.10.10
KPN ExperiaBox V10A (Arcadyan VRV9517) 5.00.48 build453
KPN VGV7519 3.01.116
O2 HomeBox 6441 1.01.36
Orange LiveBox Fibra (PRV3399)
Skinny Smart Modem (Arcadyan VRV9517) 6.00.16 build01
SparkNZ Smart Modem (Arcadyan VRV9517) 6.00.17 build04
Telecom (Argentina) Arcadyan VRV9518VAC23-A-OS-AM 1.01.00 build44
TelMex PRV33AC
TelMex VRV7006
Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 (LH1000) 0.13.01r
Telus WiFi Hub (PRV65B444A-S-TS) v3.00.20
Telus NH20A 1.00.10debug build06
Verizon Fios G3100
Vodafone EasyBox 904 4.16
Vodafone EasyBox 903 30.05.714
Vodafone EasyBox 802 20.02.226

Update Your Router’s Firmware Immediately

Hackers right now are exploiting this vulnerability and trying to get into susceptible routers like yours. You need to update your router immediately if you are affected. Even if you do not think you’re impacted, keeping your router updated to the latest firmware version is a good cybersecurity practice.

To update your router’s firmware, log into your router’s interface by typing the IP address into your web browser. Then find a section that says Firmware or Update and download the latest firmware from your router’s manufacturer’s website. Then, upload the firmware and reboot your router.

Fortify Your Cyber Defenses

Threat actors are constantly looking for new vulnerabilities to exploit for their own gain. Your business needs a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy in place to combat hackers and protect your networks. Partnering with a managed IT service provider like Design2Web IT is one of the best ways to protect your organization from malefactors. Contact us to learn more about how we fortify your organization’s cyber defenses.

Protected by Copyscape

Comments are closed.