Ars breaks Misfortune Cookie vulnerability news to public

Eric Tykwinski eric-list at
Sat Dec 20 00:47:10 UTC 2014

Here’s the thing I don’t get…  You have X provider supplying routers with vulnerable firmware that have remote support (TR-069) enabled.
Why would Check Point not at least name and shame, instead of trying to market their security?  I know the hack is old, but grandma isn’t probably up to date on the latest firmware that should have been upgrade through TR-069.  I’m honestly more upset with the reporting than the normal residential cpe didn’t get upgraded.

But yeah, Happy Holidays everyone...


Eric Tykwinski
TrueNet, Inc.
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> On Dec 19, 2014, at 5:54 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:
> While the flaw is 12 years old and the fix 9, the article suggests that
> firmware for consumer routers may yet be being built with the vulnerable
> webserver code baked in.
> If you are responsible for lots of eyeballs you might want to look at this.
> Have a nice Christmas weekend.  :-)
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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