Critical Flaw Found in D-Link Home Routers – Update Your Router Now

CVSScvssV3_1: 9.6

A serious vulnerability has been discovered in D-Link home wireless routers that could allow remote attackers to take full control of devices.

The vulnerability resides in the way D-Link DAP-1650 routers handle certain network requests. By sending specially crafted messages, attackers can exploit a command injection flaw to execute code with root privileges on the affected routers.

This means that without needing any credentials, an attacker on the same network or remotely could fully compromise the router. They would then have the ability to view or modify router settings, monitor network activity, or use the router to launch attacks against other devices.

Luckily, there is a fix available. D-Link has released an update to address the flaw and users are strongly recommended to update their routers immediately. You can check for updates by logging into the administrative interface of your D-Link DAP-1650 router. Applying security patches is one of the best ways to protect yourself from exploitation.

It’s also a good idea to review your router’s administrative settings and change any default passwords. Using a strong, unique password can help prevent unauthorized access if this or other vulnerabilities are exploited. Staying vigilant about updating devices like routers is key to maintaining basic network security.