Backdoor account discovered in more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

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.

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