UniFi And Time Users, Your Routers Might Have Security Issues. Here's What You Can Do Now

A number of D-Link Internet routers have been found to have security vulnerabilities.

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A security analyst has uncovered critical security issues within a series of routers that are commonly used by Internet users in the country

Independent security researcher Pierre Kim posted on GitHub, a community website for developers, detailing the security vulnerabilities found in D-Link's DIR-800 series.

The DIR-800 series of modems are bundled together with selected Internet plans from UniFi and Time Broadband.

Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have released the full list of affected D-Link routers:

"Routers can be compromised to install malicious firmware, as well as compromise users’ information," the advisory stated.

1. DIR-850L

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2. DIR-885L

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3. DIR-890L

4. DIR-895L

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Meanwhile, D-Link Malaysia has responded by saying it has begun rectifying the problem and a firmware update will be deployed on 21 September 2017

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The company stated that users need to visit D-Link's support site to update the routers.

D-Link also recommended users to follow the steps below for added security measure:

1. Reset your router to its default factory setting
2. Disable the WAN remote admin feature
3. Do not access the router through unauthorised Wi-Fi
4. Change the wireless SSD password and PIN code to prevent unauthorised users from accessing the LAN
5. Change the device’s administrator password. Use a strong new password.

If you need more information, head on over to D-Link Malaysia's official website or give them a call at 1-800-88-2880

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