Interesting post about a viral router attack…with so many unencrypted wireless access points (including ones with WEP) this is seeming more and more like a future possibility. From the article:
“Historically, the vast majority of trojans, worms, and viruses have targeted the (Windows) PC. Attack and propagation methods may have grown more sophisticated, but the PC has remained the focus of most malware. According to a paper written by a team of researchers at Indiana University, however, this could change in the future. According to the team’s research, an attack that specifically targets wireless routers and spreads between them at any point where coverage overlaps could quickly and easily propagate throughout an entire city.”
Interesting if you think of the possibilities…a worm that uses default router login’s, unsecured wireless, and weak encryption keys…fun.