Confusion surrounds Cisco-Linksys wireless hole

Tuesday, 8 June 2004, 10:51 AM EST

A report last week about a security hole in a wireless broadband router made by Cisco Systems Inc.'s Linksys division overstated the severity of the vulnerability, according to the man who first warned of the problem.

Independent technology consultant Alan Rateliff said Monday that Cisco's Linksys WRT54G wireless routers are not, by default, vulnerable to remote takeover from a malicious hacker. However, a vulnerability in the software that runs on those devices could still allow a malicious hacker to access administrative features for the router and take control of the device.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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