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Nine Popular WiFi Routers Vulnerable To 226 Flaws

Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them, even when running the latest firmware. The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people. The front-runners in terms of the number of vulnerabilities are the TP-Link Archer AX6000, having 32 flaws, and the Synology RT-2600ac, which has 30 security bugs. The vulnerable routers include:

  • Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXI1000
  • AVM FritzBox 7350 AX
  • AVM FritxBox 7590 AX
  • D-Link DIR-X5460
  • Edimax BR-6473AX
  • Linksys Velop MR9600
  • Netgear Nighthawk AX12
  • Synology RT-2600ac
  • TP-Link Archer AX6000

Researchers at IoT Inspector carried out the security tests in collaboration with CHIP magazine, focusing on models used mainly by small firms and home users. “For Chip’s router evaluation, vendors provided them with current models, which were upgraded to the latest firmware version,” Florian Lukavsky, CTO & Founder at IoT Inspector, told reporters via email.

“The firmware versions were automatically analyzed by IoT Inspector and checked for more than 5,000 CVEs and other security issues.”

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