Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday April 09, 2016

135 Million Modems Vulnerable To Denial-Of-Service Flaw

If you are the owner of the Arris Surfboard SB6141, you should take a look at this. Unfortunately, there is no practical fix for the issue.

More than 135 million modems are said to be vulnerable to a flaw that can leave users cut off from the internet -- just by someone clicking on a trick link. The vulnerability, found in a modem used in millions of US households, can allow an attacker with access to the network to remotely reset the device, which wipes out the internet provider's settings and causing a denial-of-service attack. Every person and device on the network will permanently lose access to the internet until the modem owner contacts their internet provider.