[mythtv-users] OT: Router/net connection issues

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Wed Mar 25 22:51:23 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> Here's the link describing the probem:
> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/23/2257252
> I'm not sure if the problem effects routers running the stock Linksys 
> firmware, or only those running third-party firmwares like dd-wrt or openWRT.
> I'd re-install the firmware, you can get the stock version from the Linksys 
> site, then set up a different password.

That link makes it pretty clear that it does _NOT_ affect standard firmware. The
reason is that the attack is via ssh using passwords. Standard firmware does not
enable ssh. The only way to access it is via http from the local network.

The problem of the OP is likely due to some failure in the router itself;
however, resetting it via the standard method, reflashing the firmware and
reconfiguration using a very strong password is warranted.

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