D-Link has revealed that 8 of their routers in the small/home office “DWR” range are vulnerable to complete takeover by hackers.
If you have the following D-Link routers, you will need to replace them because D-Link is not going to issue a software patch:
If you have the following D-Link routers, a software patch will be issued soon (hopefully before end of this month) to close the security vulnerability:
As your router is the gateway to the Internet and internal network for your home/office, it can compromise the security of every device and computers in your home/office if it is taken over by hackers.
Błażej Adamczyk of the Silesian University of Technology in Poland discovered the vulnerabilities in May and had informed D-Link about it in September. He has given D-Link a month to fix the security vulnerability before he will disclose them publicly.
So, make sure you either replace the routers or update the software.