Cisco says 77 of routers open to 'drive-by pharming'

Thursday, 22 February 2007, 12:06 AM EST

Cisco is warning users that nearly 80 of its routers are vulnerable to a hack tactic that got play last week.

Dubbed "drive-by pharming" by Symantec and university researchers who first publicized the danger in a paper, the attack involves luring users to malicious sites where a device's default password is used to redirect them to bogus sites. Once they are at those sites, their identities could be stolen or malware could be force-fed to their computers.

At NetworkWorld.

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