Don't forget to turn off UPnP on router, and to set up passwords too!
Posted by: Anonymous
on January 26, 2008 01:15 PM
There is drive by web page that can set up your router to go thru another Proxy. So - change the
password from admin (or whatever the default is) to something that meets all password rules (8 or more A@9a_etc).
Then go into the web interface, and TURN OFF UPnp (as there is a Flash or other capable thingy out there on the internet that can take over the router using this, and then you are again, maybe being altered thu someone else's proxy first)!
OR - Get one of those Linksys routers, and put the Linux replacement on it!
Or - get Smoothwall, and do that too!
Otherwise, follow LINUS's suggestions for security too (note that he talks at lenght about his security ideas for his code projects during a video of when he spoke at Google... search for it, it is a great learning video).