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URGENT WARNING: Indian Users Beware Of Security Flaw In TP-Link Wi-Fi Routers

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Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: May 29, 2024 18:22 IST
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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, widely known as CERT-In, is known for routinely highlighting security flaws in Apple products, Windows systems, and widely used software such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. However, today, the government agency has flagged an issue that is not just serious but could be very costly to ignore. Cybersecurity experts have discovered a security flaw in TP-Link routers. According to CERT-In, this vulnerability allows hackers potential access to any device connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

TP-Link: One of India’s Most Popular Wi-Fi Routers

TP-Link is one of the most popular Wi-Fi router brands in India. A Wi-Fi router is a device that connects you to your internet provider, allowing you to create a wireless network in your home or office. This makes it possible to connect devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets to the internet without the need for cables.

Issued High-Risk Warning

CERT-In has issued a note on its website stating that there is a flaw in TP-Link routers that hackers can exploit to access connected devices and potentially edit any system’s code. The cybersecurity agency has issued a high-risk warning for this vulnerability. According to the government website, this flaw affects TP-Link Archer models released before build C5400X(EU)_V1_1.1.7_20240510.

How to Keep Yourself Safe

To protect yourself, ensure that your router’s firmware is regularly updated. Often, when such issues arise, companies issue firmware updates to eliminate security vulnerabilities. To update your router, you’ll need to access the admin interface or visit the manufacturer’s website.

Change Your Login Credentials

Never use the default login credentials for your Wi-Fi router. These are the first targets for hackers. Access the router settings through the admin interface and set a strong username and password.

By taking these precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to this security flaw. Stay safe and stay updated.

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First published on: May 29, 2024 06:05 PM IST

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