Check if Your Home Router is Vulnerable

This article was posted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Maunder of,

“At Wordfence, we make a firewall and malware scanner that protects over 2 million WordPress websites. We also monitor attacks on those sites to determine which IPs are attacking them and we block those IPs in real-time through a blacklist.”

“Tuesday morning we published a post showing how 6.7% of all attacks we see on WordPress sites come from hacked home routers. In the past month alone we have seen over 57,000 unique home routers being used to attack WordPress sites. Those home networks are now being explored by hackers who have full access to them via the hacked home router. They can access workstations, mobile devices, wifi cameras, wifi climate control and any other devices that use the home WiFi network.”

Check if you are vulnerable

“To use this tool, simply click the ‘Scan me’ button and we will check the IP you are visiting this site from to determine if port 7547 is open on your router and if it is vulnerable to the misfortune cookie vulnerability.”

“This test attempts to connect to your home router port 7547 to see if it is listening and it grabs the response from that port and analyzes it. It is quite safe and if your port 7547 is publicly available, it already receives many scans like this every day from hackers and security professionals.”


51 Tools for Security Analysts

This article was posted on April 20, 2017, by Mark Maunder.

51 Tools for Security Analysts

Tool Catagories:

  • Information gathering and analysis

  • Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing

  • Forensics and log analysis

  • Code and malware analysis

  • Other tools

  • Kali Linux


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