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January 20, 2014

EE Admits Brightbox Routers have security flaws


EE has admitted to the existence of a flaw in the Brightbox routers it provides to the home broadband customers that could allow a hacker to remotely access user’s account and personal information.
The vulnerability, which apparently affects both the Brightbox 1 and 2 routers, was discovered by British security researcher Scott Helme, who outlines how “incredibly easy” it is for a hacker to gain access to the routers.
He says all an attacker would need to gain admin level control of the router is a Wi-Fi password, information that could be easily be shared by victims of a phishing scam. Hackers can even access user’s EE account, allowing them to cancel a broadband subscription altogether – running up costly cancellation fees for victims.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini