NETGEAR patches critical issue in a slew of routers

I mentioned a few days ago that some NETGEAR routers have a severe security issue. The good news is that there’s a patch available, but on the downside the list of affected routers has grown exponentially. It doesn’t look like any of the most recent crop are impacted, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a look at the list anyway.

Netgear announced that it has released beta firmware updates for routers with critical security vulnerabilities. The company also said the problem was more far-reaching than expected, and that a security researcher’s warning about the issue from August slipped through its reporting system’s cracks.