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Securobods warn of wide open backdoor in Netis/Netcore routers

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@vagabondo "download the firmware"???

Firmware is programming that's written to the read-only memory (ROM) of a computing device.

ROM is "built-in" computer memory containing data that normally can only be read, not written to.

PROM is read-only memory (ROM) that can be modified once by a user. (not sure about the once anymore)

(whatis.com)

You could download software that could perhaps fix the problem.

Or if that device had the means to "burn" a PROM and it is a PROM then you could do that, but I am sure there is no such possibility.

You could perhaps also pull it/them out and replace with what the factory sends you.

Not an expert, must be some 30 years since I played with stuff like that, very much a part of IT and programming then, and fun.

My point is however this "Short of a fix, Trend recommends replacing vulnerable devices"..

And perhaps it will be like this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/26/hp_recalls_six_million_laptop_power_cords_over_fire_risk/

If those sold in the USA came from any ISP then I think they should replace the whole damned thing.

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