[Rants] A bug is never alone

Added: Sunday July 20, 2008

The last few days I have been looking at a device that at first sight is actually really cool. It fits in the palm of your hand (if you have somewhat big hands that is), has Wi-Fi, two UTP ports, two USB ports and can be set in router and access point mode. Its design is also small, with rounded corners, and white (it is like the design of the machines by that fruity company).

Security wise it is interesting. First of all there is the famous Linux IGD bug, second of all I can't get it to actually make portmappings (just execute code as root on the device, funny). Third, it seems like the administrative interface and telnet are open on the WAN side by default. I will soon contact the manufacturer and see if they can get it fixed.

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