Home network security scrutinised


Home computer users who leave default passwords on network hardware unchanged could be at risk from attack say security experts. Researchers created an attack that surreptitiously redirects a user to nefarious sites once they have visited a booby trapped webpage.

The attack works by rewriting the address book in network hardware to point victims to the scam sites. BBC NEWS | Technology | Home network security scrutinised

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 17th February 2007 9:00PM