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#1 1 year ago

Moved into a new house. Got new router. Avast scan says there is a factory backdoor to it that could be exploited. How do I deal with this?


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#2 1 year ago

What is the model of the router?


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#3 1 year ago
Posted by random_soldier1337

Moved into a new house. Got new router. Avast scan says there is a factory backdoor to it that could be exploited. How do I deal with this?


Thanks and regards.


Take it back for a refund if you can and get one without such sillyness, however, if you want to keep it or it's just not an option then seeing if there's custom open source firmware you can load onto it may be an alternative.


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#4 1 year ago
Posted by RadioactiveLobster

What is the model of the router?

The name is Netis. Model no. WF2416.

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Posted by random_soldier1337

Moved into a new house. Got new router. Avast scan says there is a factory backdoor to it that could be exploited. How do I deal with this?


Thanks and regards.


Take it back for a refund if you can and get one without such sillyness, however, if you want to keep it or it's just not an option then seeing if there's custom open source firmware you can load onto it may be an alternative.

Any recommendations for cheap, good routers and/or how to go about the firmware?




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#5 1 year ago

You can also check to see if a firmware update was released for the router that patched the vulnerability.


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#6 1 year ago

Maybe look into https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenWrt and see if there's anything for your router.


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