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O2 to remotely fix router vulnerability

O2 has come up with a fix for a flaw that affects some of its home broadband routers.The cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability could allow someone to gain unauthorised access to a user's private network.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor on

O2 has come up with a fix for a flaw that affects some of its home broadband routers.

The cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability could allow someone to gain unauthorised access to a user's private network. The flaw was first identified by security researcher Paul Mutton, who brought it to the attention of O2 and the router's manufacturer, Thomson.

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, O2 told ZDNet UK:

Having been notified of a potential security issue with our O2 wireless box we have been working to find a solution. We have taken this issue very seriously and have been continuing to investigating it with the router's manufacturer, Thomson.

As a result we have identified a solution and we will be applying this remotely to all of our customers O2 wireless boxes. This means that customers will not have to take any action themselves.

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