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Latest firmware updates for Asus routers fix CSRF security flaws

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2017
Latest firmware updates for Asus routers fix CSRF security flaws

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Users of Asus RT-N and RT-AC series routers should install the latest firmware updates released for their models because they address vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to hijack router settings.

The flaws were discovered by researchers from security consultancy outfit Nightwatch Cybersecurity and leave many Asus router models exposed to cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

CSRF is an attack technique that involves hijacking a user’s browser when visiting a specially crafted website and forcing it to send unauthorized requests to a different website — or in this case, the router web-based administration interface accessible over the local area network (LAN).

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