Security Advisory for D-Link devices that may be vulnerable to VPNFilter Malware
13 June, 2018
Talos Intelligence (“Talos”) recently reported that a malware known as VPNFilter could render IoT devices vulnerable. On June 5, 2018, it was disclosed that the following D-Link products might be affected:
D-Link appreciates Talos for making the above disclosure and is taking this report seriously. D-Link began diligently investigating the nature of the malware and its potential threats to our customers. Our initial investigation indicates that the VPNFilter malware may target known vulnerabilities/exploits, of which D-Link has already released firmwares addressing them.
To help protect your D-Link devices from the VPNFilter malware, we recommend users take the following precautionary steps:
- Reboot your device by either powering/switching off the device for 10 seconds before powering back on, or thought the web-configuration.
- Check and make sure that your devices installed with the latest firmware which can be downloaded from the D-Link support website (www.dlink.com/support)
- Perform a factory reset by pressing down the “Reset” button on your device for more than 10 seconds.
- Make sure you set a unique admin password that consists of numbers, letters and special characters. Do not leave the admin password as the default password.
- Disable remote management function on your device.
As this is an ongoing investigation, D-Link will update with further information as soon as it becomes available.