Linksys Wi-Fi router vulnerability discovered

“Cisco Systems has issued a patch for a security flaw in one of its Linksys routers that could give hackers access to consumers’ home networks.

Alan Rateliff II, an independent security consultant, on Friday said he discovered a vulnerability in the Linksys WRTS54G 802.11g wireless router. The flaw gives hackers a free pass into the Web-based configuration page of the router when the firewall function is turned off.”