Protect Your Xiaomi Router from Hackers: How to Prevent Command Injection Attacks

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The Xiaomi Router is vulnerable to a Command Injection attack, as identified by CVE-2023-26320. Command Injection occurs when malicious code is inserted into an application’s command interface to be executed by the system.

In this case, an attacker could potentially exploit how the Xiaomi Router handles special characters to run unauthorized commands on the device. This would allow them to view, modify or delete data. It could also be used to take complete control of the router and do other damaging things like intercept network traffic.

The good news is there are some steps you can take to protect your home network:

– Update your router firmware to the latest version, as updates may have fixes for vulnerabilities like this. You can check for updates in your router’s admin settings.

– Use strong and unique passwords for your router admin page and WiFi network. Don’t reuse passwords across accounts.

– Disable remote administration if you don’t need it. Only allow administration from your local network.

– Be cautious of any unauthorized changes to your router settings. Reset it to factory defaults if needed.

By taking basic security precautions like keeping your router updated and using unique, strong passwords, you can help prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities and gaining access to your home network through Command Injection attacks. Staying on top of security patches is key to protecting your connected devices and privacy.