Some Asus wireless routers include unintentional vulnerabilities that make it possible for hackes to gain access to directories on networked drives via the “AiCloud” option as well as “Cloud Disk”, “Smart Access,” and “Smart Sync.” Turning on file-sharing tool Samba also creates the vulnerability. When asked for comment by CNET, Asus did not immediately respond. About two weeks ago, hackers posted up a list of over 13,000 IPs stoled from the routers. This affects almost a dozen Asus routers.
Asus has released a firmware updated which patches the aforementioned vulnerabilities, however, this update needs to be manually installed by going to the Asus website. This is not the first time that wi-fi routers have been exposed for vulnerabilities.