Home network security scrutinised

Friday, 16 February 2007, 2:57 PM EST

Home computer users who leave default passwords on network hardware unchanged could be at risk from attack say security experts.

Researchers created an attack that surreptitiously redirects a user to nefarious sites once they have visited a booby-trapped webpage. The attack works by re-writing the address book in network hardware to point victims to the scam sites.

At the BBC.

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