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D-link routers security flaw grants easy access

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D-link popular routers

D-link stated, that they will address their security leak – which enables unauthorized users to reconfigure router settings without the need for username and password – by the end of October. In other terms, the devices came with a security backdoor by factory default, which enables login bypass through it’s web interface.

Craig Heffner, the security expert for Tactical Network Solutions discovered and published this vulnerability. The security bypass is basically very simple: Your browser’s user agent string needs to be reset to “xmlset_roodkcableoj28840ybtide” character series (without quotes) and you already granted access to the router from local network, or – if remote administration is enabled – even from the internet.

The character series spelled backwards is “edit by 04882 joel backdoor”

Police Warn Of Rainy Season Thefts

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seasonal thefts on the rise

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Vientiane Police Office has warned government departments and private businesses to be more wary of office security during the rainy season after a recent spate of thefts.

Vientiane Police Chief, Lieutenant Colonel Salong Sengathith, said the wet weather sometimes meant security guards spent less time inspecting premises at night, which has led to the theft of valuables from offices becoming a major problem.

“Thieves will take the opportunity when security don’t do their job, and will jump into an office and steal valuables. The problem has been occurring in Vientiane for a few weeks now,” he said.

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