Comment 15F Re: Okay


Netgear Hides Router Backdoor Instead of Fixing It


Okay (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-23 14:41 (#15D)

this is indeed deliberate, maybe on NSA order? As a consequence Netgear, Cisco, Linksys and the other US network gear suppliers should be avoided as home and in enterprise equipment from now on

Re: Okay (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-23 15:26 (#15E)

Time to look into open-source firmware. Replacing oem with, eg, dd-wrt would mitigate this sort of thing, wouldn't it? I'm honestly asking.

Re: Okay (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-04-23 17:00 (#15F)

Well, sadly most Linux distributions tend to *not activate* some exploit mitigation. I don't know about the Linux router firmwares but last time I checked they even used some old kernel versions that didn't even had some of these mitigations. Personally I use an OpenBSD on an old ALIX board for a long time. Too bad pfsense is based on FreeBSD instead of OpenBSD, otherwise it would be an ideal candidate.

For hardware, I would recommend either the ALIX boards (there is a new APU model) or Mikrotik routerboards


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-04-23 18:08 Informative +1
2014-04-25 14:46 Informative +1

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