As you might have read from our report today, a security researcher from Synopsys Finland had discovered a security vulnerability on D-Link DIR-850L router earlier this year. Given its wide usage in Malaysia since the router was deployed as part of TM and Time Internet packages, this is likely a concern among users in Malaysia.
As it turns out, you don’t have to worry anymore. D-Link Malaysia together with TM and Time Internet have individually responded to our queries and collectively stated that the DIR-850L routers that were deployed in our market are not affected by the security issue.
This is due to the fact that the routers that TM and Time Internet are revision B units while the security vulnerability that was discovered earlier this year only affects revision A units. Users are able to identify the specific hardware revision of their DIR-850L through the label at the bottom of the router.
Here are the statements from TM and Time Internet regarding the issue:
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) wishes to inform that the DLink routers supplied to our customers are not affected by the authentication vulnerability. The routers supplied to our customers are of version B1, whilst the affected version is of version A.
Rest assured that the security and privacy of our customers are of utmost importance to us and we will keep our customers posted should there be any need to update the security patches for the router.
For any enquiries, customers can reach out to us via Live Chat at care@unifi app or unifi.com.my/chat, tweet us @helpmeunifi or message us at facebook.com/weareunifi.
Happy to let you know that our customers are not affected by this issue. Our routers were issued in 2016 and are on revision B. It’s the older DIR-850L routers on revision A that are susceptible to the issue. If anyone is using the DIR-850L, they can simply flip the router around to check which revision they are on. – Time Internet
Now that this issue has been clarified by all three parties, owners of DIR-850L routers that were supplied by TM and Time Internet can now rest easy. For those who somehow using revision A of the router, you might want to get in touch with D-Link Malaysia right away.