Backdoor account discovered in more than 100, 000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways

 

More than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers contain a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account that can grant attackers root access to devices via either the SSH interface or the web administration panel.

The backdoor account, discovered by a team of Dutch security researchers from Eye Control, is considered as bad as it gets in terms of vulnerabilities.

SOURCE: https://www.zdnet.com/article/backdoor-account-discovered-in-more-than-100000-zyxel-firewalls-vpn-gateways/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=21735961543072688253262375158449&mid=13224373&cid=717936240

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