ZouRAT Malware virus attacks Wifi Routers

Rusli
Rusli Posts: 1,005 Influencer
edited August 21 in General Discussion

URL:- https://www.securityweek.com/soho-routers-north-america-and-europe-targeted-zuorat-malware

Hi, I need to discuss on ZouRAT Malware which can cripple Wifi Routers.

Recently and Currently, My Asus Wifi Router, DLINK Wifi Router are totally down.

So, I myself do not know what really happen. My Dlink Router was totally down for 2 times. I can't hardly get in to my wifi router via wifi connections. My 2.4 Ghz Wifi Channel and 5Ghz Wifi Channel are totally down. I cannot seems to access directly to the DLINK Router at all.

As for my Asus wifi router, the internet connect speed are totally down. The same problems as my DLINK Router.

Although I have internet connection, but my internet connect speed are very slow.

So, I get another China Made Router which is really a set back to me. But when I check, I noticed that there are so many ports are open. Which is not so dead secure. There so many open ports. When I did a port scan. The China Made Router is Xiaomi AX3200. The wifi setup is very poor. Not unless i can use OpenWRT with it. (Frankly, i myself do not know how to install OpenWRT. And i did not want the Wifi Router to get brick!)

But I check the firewall test with GRC website. All ports are closed but the problem is it did not pass the stealth mode. So my advice to you all do not get any cheap wifi router made from China.

When I check the CVE Vulnerabilities that most Wifi Router are not patch which ZouRAT vulnerabilities. That most wifi routers are not fully protected.

And when i use the Xiaomi Wifi Router. I came across pop-ups that my linux computer is infected with ZouRAT Trojan. It's says that the McAFee antivirus subscription are over and i need to make a purchase.

So I turn off the Xiaomi Ax3200 wifi router and wonder if any antivirus companies have detections with ZouRAT malwares.

I really do not know what to do next. My ISP keep telling me to get and buy a new Asus Router. But my biggest question is they did not have security patch for this vulnerabilities.

I have to hard reset the WIfi Router and reconfigure it again. But really, DLINK did not even have any firmware updates for a year now. As compare to ASUS wifi Router.

I had my wifi router being abuse my siblings who keeps changing things with the wifi settings when i am not around at home.

TP LInk Wifi Router Home Shield need to purchase which is a down side because there is no DOS Protection.

Netgear wifi routers are dead expensive. It too are vulnerable to ZouRAT. I did not know whether they have security patch for that.

That goes the same to Synology Wiif Router.

My other options is to use a Business base wired router and connect the wifi router directly to it. Even though you have Business wired router, if the wifi router get attack, it will go down again and again.

Sometimes you will notice that the Wifi Connection will drops automatically while you are using the computer. That I suspected that someone is trying to hack my wifi router connections.

JaimsFirmy

Comments

  • Rusli
    Rusli Posts: 1,005 Influencer

    Well, if you need to secure your network. My best options will be buying a Raspberry pi 4 kit and additional usb 3.0 Ethernet dongle to do it yourself with OpenWRT, to secure your home network. It is the best device to having around. You need to be technical incline to go about doing it. I usually indulging with video tutorials in youtube channels. After much trial and error I managed to built a good firewall router kit to secure my internet connection. My only preferences would be running it in Ethernet connection instead of wifi. Wifi on Raspberry Pi 4 on OpenWRT is a downside as it is very slow. You need to rely on other wifi adapter to install the driver. Provided if the Wifi driver available with OpenWRT. You have to read the documentation and tinkering around to get the device works base on your preferences. You have to look up for packages to be install. That will be the first line of defense. You have a good a hardware router to connect to and having a secure safe internet connections. Well if you need a good hardware firewall router, this is my best options that i highly recommend.

    Firmy
  • Filly_jeo
    Filly_jeo Posts: 1 Observer

    Okay, if you want to protect your network. The Raspberry Pi 4 package and supplementary USB 3.0 Ethernet dongle are your best bets for securing your home network by doing it yourself with OpenWRT like alightmotion.net It is the ideal gadget to have with you. To achieve it, you must be inclined toward technical matters. I frequently indulge in YouTube channels' video lessons.

    FirmyRusli
  • Rusli
    Rusli Posts: 1,005 Influencer
    edited September 19

    Filly_jeo, you can try IPFire for your raspberry pi 4. You still need the USB 3.0 Ethernet dongle. But the connection speed is far way better on OpenWRT than IPFIRE.

    Firmy