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Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks

  1. #1


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)

    Your router is vulnerable to hacker attacks


    Hello,
    I have just upgraded to Avast Internet Security 2015 (10.0.2206). The option of Home Network Security attracted to me to scan my network, when the scan is one, it showed this message:
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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Many routers including my Cisco/Linksys were identified recently as having firmware that allow hackers gain access to them.

    What router? Go to their site and make sure you have the latest firmware.
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  3. #3


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    I have TP-Link (TD-W8961ND 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router).
    I have never updated any hardware using firmware. can you help me, please?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Here is the link to the download page for your model : 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8961ND - Welcome to TP-LINK
    Make sure to check which version you must download first : How to find the hardware version on a TP-Link device? - Welcome to TP-LINK

    And here is a tutorial to guide you : How do I update the firmware of my TP-LINK Router - Welcome to TP-LINK
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  5. #5


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    I have V2.1
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  6. #6


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    this is the right firmware : [TD-W8961ND_V2_120427] on the top of this page : TD-W8961ND - Welcome to TP-LINK ??
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  7. #7


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)



    I found the version of my router :
    Firmware Version
    :
    2.0.0 Build 120222 Rel.08176


    is it old or up-to-date?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    The one installed is old, so yes you should update. And you're right, TD-W8961ND_V2_120427 is the one to download.
    Get the utility too at the bottom of the page (TD-W8961ND_V2.0_Utility)
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  9. #9


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    please, what is the utility for?
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  10. #10


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    ah! it's like the CD content that I have
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