It’s time to update your firmware. An exploit that affects a number of Netgear routers can easily give hackers access to your wireless admin password which could lead to router lock-out or, worse, illicit use of your Internet.
A researcher for Trustwave, Simon Kenin, first uncovered the problem a year ago when he lost his administration password. He tried to hack his own router, eventually uncovering a secret feature designed to allow password recovery.
The exploit affects the following models:
If you have any of the check your admin panel for a firmware update and to ensure nefarious sniffers don’t break into your router and wreak havoc.