Prefer to use sites אינטרנט Dedicated and not IP addresses to control your network equipment? This article is for you
To simplify the process of defining their products, most manufacturers tend to use a domain name (URL) instead of a specific IP address.
As a result, access to the router's management mechanism is done through a user-friendly address and frees the user from the cumbersome clarification of the router's IP address or access point.
In the first picture in this post you can see the router TL-WR842ND When the label on the lower part of the label appears the URL for definition.
In the second picture you can see the sticker at the bottom of the AP sample TL-WA830RE.
TP-Link used to publish the addresses of the dedicated web pages on the backs of its products - and now it seems that this is a new potential security risk
Because these URLs are domain names for all intents and purposes, from time to time, the companies that use them must renew their registration in the relevant registry. This is how it looks, for example WHOIS prescription Of Netgear's www.routerlogin.net.
An Israeli security expert recently discovered the name Amitai Dan Because TP-LINK has forgotten to renew the registration of its two configuration domain names and in practice, anyone who uses these URLs gets to completely different places.
For example, the URL for configuring routers (http://www.tplinklogin.net) Is in the hands Of an Australian company and the URL for defining access points Is in the handsOf a company registered in Panama.
At this point, using TP-LINK products, which wants to set up their products using the said URL, will come - instead of the settings page - to the sales pages of these two domain names. Beyond the discomfort resulting from this failure, if these areas are sold maliciously, it is a significant security risk to be aware of.
One of TP-Link's domains now - abandoned and offered for sale to anyone interested
Therefore, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises, we recommend that you avoid using the URL names and product settings using their designated IP address.
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