Linksys warns for CIA tool that can hack routers


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Originally published at: http://www.myce.com/news/linksys-warns-cia-tool-can-hack-routers-82186/

Linksys warns for a tool developed by the CIA, called Cherry Blossom, which can be used to install malcious firmware on routers. The existence of the tool was revealed by whistleblower website Wikileaks.


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[quote]The “supply-chain operation” likely refers to intercepting the device somewhere between the factory and the user, a common tactic in espionage operations.[/quote] So unless they get if factory the factory would likely have some fallout from law suites from those that bought their router. Not a good spot to be in if your in the business of Routers. So basically unless they do it factory your router is safe. This story makes it as though you have to be online to be hacked but this story leaves out that fact that it must be done at the Factory not from the internet.