Every router comes with a username and password using which it is possible to gain access to the router settings and configure the device. The vulnerability actually lies in the Default username and password that comes with the factory settings. Usually, the routers come pre-configured from the Internet Service provider and hence the users do not bother to change the password later. You can also Hack WiFi Password in Android without root 2018
This makes it possible for the attackers to gain unauthorized access to the router and modify its settings using a common set of default usernames and passwords. Here is how you can do it. Before you proceed, you need the following tool in the process:
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Here is a detailed information on how to exploit the vulnerability of a router:
- Go to whatismyipaddress.com or canyouseeme.org. Once the page is loaded, you will find your IP address. Note it down.
- Open Angry IP Scanner, here you will see an option called IP Range: where you need to enter the range of IP address to scan for.
Suppose your IP is 192.168.1.1, you can set the range something as 192.168.1.0 to 192.168.1.254 so that there exist at least 200-300 IP addresses in the range.
- Go to Tools->Preferences and select the Ports tab. Under Port selection enter 80 (we need to scan for port 80). Now switch to the Display tab, select the option “Hosts with open ports only” and click OK.
- Now click on Start. After a few minutes, the IP scanner will show a list of IPS with Port 80 open as shown in the below image:
- Now copy any of the IP from the list, paste it in your browser’s address bar and hit enter. A window will popup asking for username and password. Since most users do not change the passwords, it should most likely work with the default username and password. For most routers, the default username-password pair will be admin-admin or admin-password
Just enter the username-password as specified above and hit enter. If you are lucky you should gain access to the router settings page where you can modify any of the router settings. The settings page can vary from router to router. A sample router settings page is shown below:
If you do not succeed to gain access, select another IP from the list and repeat the step-5. At least 1 out of 5 IPs will have a default password and hence you will surely be able to gain access.
What can a Hacker do by Gaining Access to the Router Settings?
By gaining access to the router settings, it is possible for an attacker to modify any of the router settings which results in the malfunction of the router. As a result, the target user’s computer will be disconnected from the Internet. In the worst case, the attacker can copy the ISP login details from the router to steal the Internet connection or even hijack the DNS by pointing it at a rogue DNS server. If this happens, the victim will have to reconfigure/reset the router settings in order to bring it back to normal.
If you are using an ADSL router to connect to the Internet, it is highly recommended that you immediately change your password to prevent any such attacks in the future. Who knows, you may be the next victim of such an attack.
Since the configuration varies from router to router, you need to contact your ISP for details on how to change the password for your model.
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All the information provided in this post are for educational purposes only. Please do not use this information for illegal purposes.