HOPE X (2014): "Securing a Home Router" (Download)
Sunday, July 20, 2014: 3:00 pm (Olson): Routers sit between all your computing devices and the Internet, making them a perfect target for abuse (Glenn Greenwald has written about the NSA hacking into them). The presentation will explain some of the configuration options in home routers that can make your Local Area Network more secure. Among these are locking down access to the router, Wi-Fi security, firewalls, DNS, and hiding on the Internet. Also covered are known security flaws in routers and how to defend against them. Some of the covered flaws are: WPS, UPnP, port 32764, Heartbleed, and smartphones leaking Wi-Fi passwords.