A security researcher discovered that some SOHO routers from ASUS can be accessed from the Internet even if the WAN access feature is disabled. The vendor has prepared a firmware update to address the issue.
David Longenecker noticed last month that ASUS routers running ASUSWRT firmware can be accessed remotely from the Web even if the “Enable Web Access from WAN” feature is disabled. The only condition is that the device’s firewall feature is not enabled. According to the expert, if the “Enable Firewall” option is set to “no,” it overrides the remote access setting that should ensure a router cannot be accessed from the Internet.Read more