Own an Asus WiFi router? A software exploit is allowing access to external storage devices connected to the USB port on certain models. Asus has issued updated firmware for the affected models, so make sure you have the latest update for your router.
For firmware updates, visit the Asus support site here: http://gslink.us/mAXUGP
Check your router's manual for information on how to update the firmware for your model.
Owners may also want to consider disabling the router's network storage features affected by this security exploit, which are the Network Place (Samba), FTP Share and AiCloud.
The Network Place (Samba) and FTP Share features can be found by visiting the admin page for the router, and clicking on the "USB application" tab to the left, then the "Servers Center" in the page list. Click the tabs across the top to access the settings for each.
Under the "Network Place (Samba)" tab, click the "Disable Share" button to toggle it. Under the "FTP" tab, click the "Disable FTP" button to toggle the feature off.
To access the AiCloud settings, click the "AiCloud" tab in the left-side list from the router's admin menu. Click the "AiCloud" tab across the top of the page, and toggle the sliders for any features below to "off".
For any other information about your router's settings, check the user manual for that specific model or visit http://support.asus.com
for additional manuals and resources from the manufacturer.
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or call 1-800 GEEK SQUAD (800-433-5778) for service and support options.