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D-LINK Issues Apology to Consumers for Cloud Routing Loophole

Today, D-link has issued an apology to the users of 17 of their routers due to a coding loophole which has allowed hackers to get access to sensitive information such as banking details and passwords. This is estimated to affect roughly 300 million users worldwide. This particular hack has been a lot easier to implement as all the hacker has to do is change a few router parameters to gain access to everything you do online.

D-Link has now formally issued an apology and has released firmware updates which aim to fix said security issue. A security expert, Liujian Hao stated “If in the background of targeted hacking software is installed, we can easily hijack these appliances connected to the router traffic to analyze the bank account passwords and other privacy.”

The 17 models in question:

● DAP-1522 (B1)
● DIR-629 (A1)
● DIR-300 (B1)
● DIR-600 (B1)
● DIR-815 (B1)
● DIR-816L (A1)
● DIR-817LW (B1)
● DIR-818LW (A1)
● DIR-820LW (B1)
● DIR-850L (A1)
● DIR-850L (B1)
● DIR-860L (A1)
● DIR-860L (B1)
● DIR-865L (A1)
● DIR-868L (A1)
● DIR-880L (A1)
● DIR-890L (A1)

We recommend anyone using D-Link products to check the router list and update all passwords and information, just to be safe.

Thank you to Firenews for providing us with this information

Rikki Wright

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